Manchester United youngster Matty Willock has secured a loan move to League Two side Crawley until the rest of the season, as announced by their official account on Twitter.
He’s the older brother of Chris and Joe, a trio of siblings who emerged from the Arsenal youth set up. Chris is currently in Portugal with Benfica, whilst Joe announced himself on the senior stage earlier this year with goals against Blackpool in the FA Cup.
Matty was released by Arsenal at the age of 15, but joined Manchester United shortly after. He’s failed to break through to their senior squad, but has enjoyed loans spell with Utrecht in the Netherlands and both St Johnstone and St Mirren.
He’s been with the latter for the first half of the year, but they terminated the deal early after he failed to break through into their senior side.
The 22-year-old now joins League Two side Crawley, currently 16th in the table and seemingly safe from both relegation and too far adrift of a play-off push.
This is last chance saloon for Willock. He’s been struggling to establish himself ever since leaving Arsenal and despite the Old Trafford move, his career has faltered. Whilst his two younger brothers take different routes to success, he looks to be lost.
If this move isn’t a success then the future looks very bleak indeed for the midfielder.