Arsenal ace closes in on loan exit but medical still required

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You always want a loan spell to allow your player to improve and show they deserve a chance at a higher level, so Daniel Ballard’s loan spell at Blackpool last season was close to perfect.

He was really impressive in a team that won promotion so he’s already developing a habit of winning games and pushing towards the top of the table, while he also forced his way into the senior Northern Ireland setup too.

It’s probably too much of a step-up to be involved with Arsenal’s first team this season, but he certainly deserves a chance at the Championship and it appears that opportunity will come with Millwall:

The return to Blackpool may have made sense but they will simply be looking to stay up, so he should develop more by playing for a slightly bigger side who will have ambitions to push for a playoff spot.

The medical is still needed and it’s not completed yet, but this looks like the most likely outcome

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