Sevilla FC have announced that they have signed Arsenal youngster Alban Bunjaku.
The 18 year old is not one of the names regularly peddled as a potential star of the future, and will join Sevilla’s ‘B’ team squad next season.
The Spanish club describe him in their announcement as ‘the classic English central midfielder, a box to box player’. In his profile on the official website he’s described as an attacking midfielder who lists Abou Diaby as his Arsenal role model [insert joke about injury here].
In an article on arsenal.com he spoke about his desire to step up and train with the first team. “I have not yet properly trained with the first team but would love to get a chance this season,” he said.
“I have the belief that I will do well, I believe I am good enough and, hopefully, if I carry on playing as I am at the moment my chance will come.”
Obviously that chance never presented itself, but it’s interesting to see an English youngster go abroad to try and make a career. Despite the many young foreign players who flock to the Premier League, it seems it rarely works the other way around, so good luck to him in Spain.
Don’t forget to siesta, it gets very hot down there.
Thanks to @jamiedalton82 for the heads-up