Arsenal starlet Charlie Patino to sign for Blackpool on loan - Fabrizio Romano
Arsenal starlet Charlie Patino is set to join Blackpool on a season-long loan deal this week, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Patino is one of the most highly-rated young players to come out of the Arsenal academy in recent years and has already made two appearances for the senior side, scoring one goal.
But after featuring in pre-season under Mikel Arteta, the club have decided a loan away for regular football is best for his development and the 18-year-old will move to the Championship club.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Romano shared the following details about the deal.
“Charlie Patino’s set to join Blackpool on loan from Arsenal, confirmed as reported by Jeorge Bird tonight. Full agreement on loan until June 2023. Deal expected to be completed this week.”
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Wonderkid is a term that gets thrown around quite readily at this point in time in football, but Patino really fits that bill.
Having been in the first-team picture at Arsenal since he was 16 and been shining in the academy before that, it’s clear there is a brilliant young player there.
He is a fantastic passer, with a brilliant touch and eye for a pass and goal while his determination means he never goes hiding in a big game.
He will get the chance to make an impression in the Championship this season for a team who aren’t expected to pull up many trees, meaning he will likely be the fulcrum of their attacks.
It’s big pressure for a player who thrives on it, and Arsenal fans will be following the Tangerines this season in order to keep track of their prized asset in the hope that he shines and returns to the Emirates ready to make an impact.
In other Arsenal news, Arthur Okonkwo has joined Crewe Alexandra on a season-long loan