Exciting midfielder announces pure delight after Arsenal OFFICIALLY wrap up summer deal
Charlie Patino has opened up and announced his delight after securing his loan move from Arsenal to Blackpool this week
Patino has been with Arsenal since the age of 11 and made his first-team debut in a Carabao Cup tie against Sunderland last season – he is regarded as one of the brightest young talents at the club
But he is not quite ready to challenge for that first-team spot on a regular basis and the Gunners board made the big decision to let him leave the club in loan for the next 12 months – which allowed Blackpool to complete a deal
And after securing that move – Patino has opened up and announced that he is delighted with this opportunity – he told the Blackpool website: “This is a great opportunity for me, and I think I’m ready to take this on. It’s the next step of my career and I’m really excited to get going.
“I spoke to Danny Ballard and Dujon Sterling before coming to the Club and they were full of praise and said it’s an amazing place to be where everybody is welcome.
“They also mentioned the fans, the Tangerine Army, who are always on their feet at home and away games. I’m just buzzing to play in front of them and show them what I’m about.”
Head Coach Michael Appleton added:
“Charlie is a very talented boy and I’m delighted that Arsenal have trusted us to look after him and further his development.
“The Club has a good relationship with Arsenal from previous loan deals, as I have personally from taking players to my former clubs, with Brooke Norton-Cuffy being the most recent last season.
“Charlie is one of the best midfielders in his age group and I can’t wait to start working with him.”
Patino is a very exciting young player and this move will do him the world of good – he will be playing at a very high level in a very good team – great summer decision
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