Arsenal set to sign £3m starlet: Could be the next Walcott!

According to this source Arsene Wenger is set to sign this young Ipswich talent!

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Arsene Wenger is to carry on seeing through his policy of recruiting talented youth players by eyeing up Ipswich winger Danny Haynes. The Peckham-born midfielder has made nearly a century of appearances for Ipswich, racking up close to one goal every four games.

Like current Arsenal winger, Theo Walcott, Haynes has adopted a cult status due to his ability to come off the bench and change a game with his lightning pace and strong acceleration.

Toward the back end of last season the 20-year old featured in a Friends of Kanu versus Portsmouth XI charity match, sparking speculation he was about to embark on a transfer to the Hampshire side.

Instead, it is Arsenal who are reportedly lining up his signature after watching his outing in the first round of the Carling Cup, where he bagged a brace.

A fee of £3million would be enough for the Suffolk side to depart with their fleet-footed winger. (

Arsenal have a great many young Brits pushing for a first-team appearance, which puts to bed the theory that the north London club has some aversion to fielding homegrown talent. With the likes of Wilshere, Randall and Ramsey all on the bench on Saturday it looks like the club has more than enough youthful potential. However, Haynes is a damn fine talent who already has a great deal of experience, albeit at Championship level, and he would be a good player to invest in who could well make the grade in the top tier. Do Gunners fans see the Ipswich man as a player who could have a future at the club?

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