For many football fans, it is always the second half of a transfer window that provides the most excitement and shock (or disappointment if a proposed permanent deal goes against you) and whilst this will particular piece of news is unlikely to excite or disappoint Arsenal fans, the return of young striker Mika Biereth, may be one to pay attention to.
The 20 year old former Fulham Academy graduate moved to the club in the summer of 2021 to join our Under 21 set up, and although he is yet to make a professional debut at first team level for us, he enjoyed a semi successful loan spell out with RKC Waalwijk in 2022/23 – a return of two goals in two league starts and ten substitute showings.
This summer he went for a second loan spell for experience, and this time to Scottish side Motherwell, and he has excelled for his age. Eleven starting appearances with four substitute showings in their domestic Premiership and Scottish League Cup, saw a return of six goals. A bet365 bonus code new-zealand, for those who like a flutter, might be an option when it comes to the odds of just how far the youngster might go in the game as he is improving year on year.
We are clearly pleased with his performance levels for them, and we have now recalled the Denmark Under 21 international, and if speculation on the rumour mill is to now be believed we plan on instantly pumping him up a level and piling on a bit of mental pressure, as Sheffield Wednesday are said to be his next destination for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign.
Motherwell are in a potential relegation battle, but the much troubled Hillsborough outfit are currently sat in 22nd place in the second tier and already shy of safety by four points. Six wins with 17 losses will do that to you in football.
If the move comes off it will be a fantastic learning curve for the lad, and it will be a real test for him. Success again could then bring him into first team plans for next season.
Motherwell gaffer Stuart Kettlewell was deeply disappointed by our decision and that should speak volumes, especially as a knee injury got in the way of his progress with them – so the spell could have been even more successful if he had not missed just over a month’s worth of action.
“Mika has been recalled. It’s been a difficult one for us over the last 24 hours. It’s a major, major disappointment. This was a little bit unexpected. The conversation was that Mika would stay here until the end of the season just last week unless something big came on the table for Arsenal that they couldn’t turn down. They believe there’s an opportunity to send him to another club that takes him that step beyond where we are just now.”
Again this will not be the major news of Arsenal’s January transfer window, but if the lad does go out to the Championship and continues to make an impression, he may well become a name to remember as attentions slowly turn to 2024/25.
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