Hull City manager Steve Bruce has admitted that he will make another move for Arsenal midfielder Isaac Hayden during the summer transfer window, after the Gunners rejected their offer of making his loan move permanent during the recently concluded January transfer window. The midfielder is on a season-long loan at the KC Stadium and has made quite an impression on the manager.
The 20-year-old midfielder is highly rated at Arsenal and with some impressive performances for the promotion chasing Championship outfit he could force his name into the reckoning for a midfield slot next season. Arsene Wenger is looking to overhaul his midfield ahead of next season, with Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky expected to leave following the expiry of their contracts at the end of the current campaign, and Hayden will be keen to break into the first-team squad.
Bruce, however, is a big admirer of the midfielder, and is keen to retain him on a permanent basis and give him a regular place in the starting XI. Apart from the young Gunners star, the former Birmingham City manager is also keen on signing Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell on a permanent basis after acquiring him on loan in January. Powell started his first game in their 0-0 draw against Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday (20 February) and is expected to play a key part as they look to get back to the Premier League next season.
"With Nick Powell and Isaac Hayden I would love to make the deals permanent right now. They're the type of young lads you build your club around," Bruce said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.
"They weren't interested in January but it's something we'll prolong and see what happens in the summer," the former Manchester United defender added.