Hull City manager Steve Bruce keen to sign Isaac Hayden permanently

Hull City KC Stadium

The youngster is currently on loan from Arsenal and impressed in the recent win over Charlton Athletic.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce is keen to secure a permanent deal for Arsenal youngster Isaac Hayden, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

The 20-year-old is currently on a season long loan at the KC Stadium, and was close to cutting that spell short at the beginning of the month.

That was because of a lack of game time, having spent the vast majority of the campaign on the fringes of Steve Bruce’s first team squad.

Hayden was handed a first team start on Saturday against Charlton Athletic though, managing to bag himself a goal in his side’s 6-0 win.

And Bruce has revealed that he is pestering Arsenal to allow him to sign the youngster on a permanent deal at some point.

"I've already been on to Arsenal because I'd love to make it permanent if I could," he told the Hull Daily Mail.

"I'd make it permanent tomorrow if that was possible. I desperately want to hang on to him.”

“In an ideal world he'd want to be playing every week but he's started last weekend and again. He's a very good young player, who's progressing all the time.”

While Bruce would have work to do convincing Arsene Wenger to let the youngster go, he would also face a battle to convince the player.

Hayden has obviously been frustrated with his lack of game time this season, and that is something that could turn him against making the move permanent.

However, he is unlikely to see first team football at the Emirates any time soon either, and may fancy he can prove himself at Hull having show his qualities at the weekend.

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