According to Mike McGrath, Arsenal forward Kido Taylor-Hart is in talks to join League One promotion chasers Derby County. The Rams are looking to bolster their attack as they aim to seal an instant return to the Championship.
Arsenal Forward to Leave on Loan: Kido Taylor-Hart Set to Join Derby County
Time for Forward to Get Competitive Games
Kido Taylor-Hart is highly rated at Arsenal having first been spotted at seven years old. He has progressed through the youth ranks at the Emirates and represented England at youth level. The 20-year-old has yet to feature for the Gunners first team; however, he has trained with the first team on a number of occasions.
At this stage of his career, the player needs competitive first-team minutes. At present, with Arsenal battling it out for the Premier League title, it is unlikely that Taylor-Hart will feature. Therefore a loan move to Derby should benefit all concerned.
Derby Boss Wants a Striker but Isn’t a Fan of This Transfer Window
Derby manager Paul Warne spoke to the Derby Telegraph ahead of the transfer window closing and spoke about wanting to sign a forward and why he isn’t a fan of the January window. He said: “We’re trying to bring a striker in that suits us and suits the way we play. If we can’t, then we can’t, there’s no point in just going to get a striker for strikers’ sake. The January window means it’s like every striker turns into Ibrahimovic. Anyone who’s available is the best striker ever and obviously, he isn’t.
“But then that’s the problem with January and I don’t like the January window. It is literally there for mistakes that have been made in the previous summer because that’s really what you’re doing which is trying to correct what went wrong.
“I don’t think there’s a lot wrong with the side that’s been put together in the summer. I’ve said on the record loads of times that what Liam (Rosenior) and the team did before we got here was really impressive. We have a substantial amount left of the budget available but it has to improve what we’ve got and if it isn’t going to improve what we got then I’m not going to spend it.”
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