Hull City Manager Steve Bruce has admitted that he is looking to make midfielder Isaac Hayden’s loan move from Arsenal into a permanent deal according to the Hull Daily Mail.

The youngster scored his first professional goal in The Tigers 6-0 home demolition of Charlton Athletic on Saturday and the midfielder’s performances have impressed Manager Steve Bruce enough to encourage him to approach parent club Arsenal to enquire about a permanent transfer.

The 20 year old has been gradually eased into first team action at The KC Stadium with the player having made 9 starts for the club but also 7 appearances as a substitute.

The Chelmsford born Arsenal youth team graduate can operate at centre half as well as being a midfielder anchorman. He has made just 2 appearances for The Gunners in the League Cup. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is said to have described the midfielder as “a player whose key assets are concentration, intelligence and strength”.

Hayden has international honours to his name having represented England at Under 16 to Under 20 levels.

At this stage it is understood that Hull City boss Steve Bruce has made contact with Arsenal to discuss a permanent transfer however it is not known whether Hayden remains a feature in Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger’s long term plans at The Emirates Stadium.

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