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Pools Sign Taylor Foran

31 January 2023

Hartlepool United are pleased to announce the signing of Taylor Foran. The 19-year-old central defender joins on loan from Arsenal for the rest of the season.

Foran joined the Gunners in 2012 and signed his first professional contract at the Emirates Stadium in July 2022. He's been a regular fixture in their U23s side, featuring 12 times in the Premier League 2 competition.

This season, he has also made four appearances in the EFL Trophy for Arsenal's U23 side, playing 90 minutes in the matches against Cambridge, Ipswich, Northampton, and Stevenage.

Highly rated by former Arsenal captain and current Academy Coach Per Mertesacker, Falon is known for his natural leadership qualities and presence in both boxes.

Foran said:

"Your first loan spell is always a big one, and I'm excited to get started in blue and white. There are some great players in this group, and I can't wait to get involved."

Keith Curle said:

"Taylor is the sort of defender we need for the rest of this season. He's a leader, he's a battler, and he'll help us to keep clean sheets. We needed someone in as cover for Rollin, and Taylor more than fits the bill."

Foran's move is subject to EFL clearance.

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