Arsenal are on the brink of letting one of their most promising signings head out of the exit door this summer (but don’t worry, it’s only temporary).
It’s been a pretty crazy year for Cohen Bramall and having put pen to paper on a professional contract in January, he’s now preparing to spend a season abroad.
According to a report from Gunners expert Chris Wheatley, Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam are currently leading the chase for the Englishman despite interest from League One and League Two sides.
Arsene Wenger feels the 21-year-old could do with a year of gaining regular football at a top-flight level, despite the youngster impressing over the summer.
With new boy Sead Kolasinac impressing and both Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs still around, it’ll be hard for Bramall to see a way in to this year’s team.
He’s currently hanging in that annoying stage of a player’s career where U23 football isn’t good enough but the first team is too big of a step up, especially with the current squad size.
Wenger has 33 players at his disposal at the moment, with at least seven of those being told they can leave this month to find a club better suited to their ability.
One season away from the Emirates would allow Bramall to come back as Kolasinac’s understudy at left wing-back considering Gibbs will have already moved by then.
A loan option isn’t something that always works, but during the brief research I’ve done on Sparta Rotterdam they’re certainly a side that can promise him game time and experience in a physically demanding league.