Millwall are closing in on the signing of Dan Ballard on a season-long mortgage from Arsenal, with the player having a medical with the membership at present.
That’s in keeping with Football Insider, who verify that Ballard will hyperlink up with Millwall on a season-long mortgage ought to all go to plan with regard to at present’s medical.
Gary Rowett will oversee the event of the defender at Millwall, though Arsenal have been eager to incorporate a clause in the mortgage agreement that enables them to recall Ballard in the January switch window.
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Ballard, 21, is already a full Northern Ireland worldwide, even supposing he’s but to make a breakthrough at Arsenal.
Loan stints with Swindon Town and Blackpool have elevated Ballard’s potential, together with his spell at Bloomfield Road proving to be notably profitable.
Ballard made 28 appearances below Neil Critchley final 12 months in League One, together with three begins in the play-offs. Ballard helped Blackpool beat Lincoln City 2-1 at Wembley final month, securing promotion again into the Championship.
Although extra historically a centre-back, Ballard has versatility to step right into a defensive midfield place too.
This seems like a stable piece of enterprise for Millwall to be overseeing this summer season.
Ballard’s subsequent step was all the time going to be up into the Championship after his spectacular type in League One final season, it was only a matter of the place he ended up.
Millwall will profit from the standard he brings to a defence, with their extra skilled gamers positive to enhance the 21-year-old properly.
All in all, it may very well be a deal that works out nicely for all events concerned.
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