Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing 20-year-old Middlesbrough midfielder Hayden Hackney.
Hayden Hackney has done quite well for Middlesbrough this season, and he has four goals and six assists to his name across all competitions. A report from 90min claims of Arsenal and Liverpool are keen on him, and they have sounded out a potential summer move.
Hackney is highly rated in the Championship, and he has a bright future ahead of him. A move to the Premier League would be the ideal next step in his career, and it would help accelerate his development.
The 20-year-old central midfielder has been a key player for the Championship club this season, and he would have expected to get promoted to the Premier League with Middlesbrough. However, the Championship outfit were beaten in the playoffs, and it remains to be seen whether he is ready to leave the second-division club and move to a top-flight club this summer.
Arsenal and Liverpool are two of the biggest clubs in the world and the opportunity to join them will be an attractive proposition for the youngster. Middlesbrough are reportedly going through financial difficulties and they will not be able to turn down substantial offers from Premier League clubs.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool have the financial muscle to tempt the youngster into joining them and it remains to be seen how the situation develops. Arsenal and Liverpool are in need of midfield reinforcements, and they will have to add more depth to their squad.
The 20-year-old might not improve them immediately, but he would be a useful squad option for them, and he could develop into an asset in the long term. Arsenal have secured qualification to the Champions League and they might be a more attractive destination compared to Liverpool.
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The Merseyside outfit are going through a bit of a rebuild, but they are still one of the biggest clubs in the country and the opportunity to work with Jurgen Klopp could prove to be a tempting proposition. The German manager has done well to nurture talented young players at Anfield, and he could help the 20-year-old Scottish midfielder fulfil his tremendous potential.
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