It’s been confirmed that Ignasi Miquel has joined Leicester City on loan, making him the 10th first team player to have left the club this summer.
The central defender will spend the season at the Filbert Street Walkers Bowl Arena, in what are likely to be shop window move for him. This is a chance for the Spaniard to gain experience through regular football, and perhaps catch the eye of a club which will take him a permanent basis.
Miquel joined Arsenal from Cornella, in Barcelona, and despite making 9 appearances in the 2011-12 season, featured just three times in the last campaign.
Foxes boss Nigel Pearson said, “Ignasi is a centre-back with lots of potential and he will give us another option in defence. He’s very enthusiastic and delighted to be here, which is a big part of taking players on loan for us.
“We’ll see how he is with regard to availability and whether he will be part of the squad for Sunday’s game against Leeds.”
Miquel’s contract expires next summer and there has been no suggestion that an extension is forthcoming.
Best of luck to him.