Arsenal starlet Mika Biereth and Omar Rekik are on the brink of finalising loan switch to the Eredivisie for the 2022-23 campaign, according to a report.
Nineteen-year-old forward Biereth arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Fulham’s academy last summer and enjoyed a tough season at Under-23 level under Kevin Betsy.
Biereth ended his first season at Emirates Stadium founding back of the net 12 time and provided five assists in 26 appearances for the young Gunners, including 11 goals in 21 Premier League 2 matches.
The Denmark Under-19 came up with a hat-trick against the Blues and a brace against the Citizens in league action, while also captaining the side in their final three games of the season.
First-team head-coach Mikel Arteta did not hand Biereth his first-team debut last season, however, he made the bench in the Premier League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.
Instead of integrating Biereth into the first team with Europa League football to come next year, The Athletic claims that the teenager is instead following to join RKC Waalwijk on a temporary deal.
The report claims that Biereth could then be loaned out to an English team in the 2023-24 campaign, and he is set to be joined in the Netherlands for the next 12 months by Rekik.
The 20-year-old – a previous prospect of Feyenoord, Manchester City, Marseille, PSV and Hertha Berlin’s youth academies – signed for the North London giants in a £540,000 deal in January 2021.
Rekik also featured regularly for Betsy’s side in 2021-22 with 16 games in all competitions – 14 of which came in the Premier League 2 – and he made a pair of outings in the EFL Trophy.