Premier League clubs interested in Arsenal starlet Ballard

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Charles Watts has told his YouTube channel he believes Premier League clubs are interested in signing Daniel Ballard, with Arsenal open to offers for the defender this summer.

It’s probably no surprise to see the Gunners considering offers for Ballard in this window. The 22-year-old has spent the last two years on loan.

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He was “exceptional” in Ligue 1 with Blackpool, then at a higher level with Millwall. But obviously it’s a huge step forward to be ready to play for Mikel Arteta’s team.

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Arsenal also have William Saliba to welcome back into the fold this year. Ballard would therefore risk being lost in the shuffle if he stayed at the Emirates beyond this summer.

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Reports have previously claimed that Arsenal are ready to sell the Northern Ireland international. And Watts suggested there was interest in the defender in the Premier League.

“Daniel Ballard, he’s a player I’ve already signaled for in the summer that Arsenal are open to accepting offers. Lots of interest in him from Championship teams, from the bottom end of the Premier League, I believe too, and from abroad. Arsenal are not going to stand in their way if a good offer comes their way,” he said on his YouTube channel.

Premier League clubs interested in Ballard

Unfortunately, Ballard is going to struggle to prove himself at Arsenal. So maybe it’s a good time to cash in. Its stock is currently high. And it attracts a lot of attention.

However, the interest from the Premier League raises the question of whether Arsenal would be better off loaning him out again.

If he impresses in the top flight, Arsenal could choose to keep him. Or they could probably charge much higher fees in 12 months.

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