It’s been widely reported over the last few days that Newcastle will sign 21 year-old Arsenal’s utility defender Isaac Hayden on a permanent five year deal for £2.5M today.
But it’s odd that Sky Sports have just reported the deal will be a loan deal.
Issac Hayden – while on loan at Hull
This is what Sky Sports HQ have just put out:
Newcastle will complete the loan signing of Isaac Hayden from Arsenal on Monday, according to Sky sources.
The midfielder, who spent time on loan at Hull City last season, is on Tyneside and has completed his medical at St James’ Park.
The versatile 21-year-old, who can also play at full-back and as a defensive midfielder, has made two League Cup appearances for Arsenal since 2013.
He has played his way through the England youth ranks up to U20 level and played 24 times for a promotion-winning Hull side last season.
Newcastle should be announcing the deal anytime now – so it will be interesting to see what kind of deal it is – we’d very much prefer a permanent deal.
Maybe it’s a loan deal with an option to buy?
20 minutes after writing this Newcastle announced the signing of Isaac Hayden on a five year permanent deal.