Arsenal’s Kaylen Hinds has decided to move abroad, signing for Wolfsburg on a three-year deal for a fee believed to be around £2m.
The 19-year-old did sign a new contract with the Gunners back in January, however, a lack of first-team involvement has seen him make a permanent move away.
Hinds spent the second half of the 2016/17 season on loan at League Two side Stevenage, where he made just four starts. Now, he is off to Germany to link up with Arsenal’s former Academy head coach, Andries Joinker.
The England youth international is unlikely to break into Wolfsburg’s starting lineup but will train with the first team.
Hinds is the second young academy talent Arsenal have let go this summer, with highly-rated prospect Chris Willock signing for Benfica after his contract expired.
It was announced on Friday that Per Mertesacker will be the Gunners’ new academy head at the start of the 2018/19 season and the German defender will be hoping he can do something to stop the current exodus.