Charlie Patino has joined Blackpool FC on loan from Arsenal. The Seasiders announced: “Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Charlie Patino on loan from Premier League side Arsenal.
“Capped at various youth levels for England, the ball playing midfielder, 18, joins the Seasiders on a season-long agreement.
“Born in Watford, Patino has been with Arsenal since the age of 11 and made his first-team debut in a Carabao Cup tie against Sunderland last season.”
On the move, Charlie Patino said: “This is a great opportunity for me. And I think I’m ready to take this on. It’s the next step of my career and I’m really excited to get going.
“I spoke to Danny Ballard and Dujon Sterling before coming to the Club and they were full of praise and said it’s an amazing place to be where everybody is welcome. They also mentioned the fans, the Tangerine Army, who are always on their feet at home and away games. I’m just buzzing to play in front of them and show them what I’m about.”
Head Coach Michael Appleton added: “Charlie is a very talented boy. And I’m delighted that Arsenal have trusted us to look after him and further his development.
“The Club has a good relationship with Arsenal from previous loan deals. As I have personally from taking players to my former clubs. With Brooke Norton-Cuffy being the most recent last season.
“Charlie is one of the best midfielders in his age group and I can’t wait to start working with him.”