Granada have confirmed that Arsenal have recalled Jon Toral from his season-long loan, a decision that paves the way for the midfielder to spend the second half of the season at Scottish side Rangers.
The 21-year-old, who signed for the Gunners from Barcelona in 2011, returned to Spain in the summer but has found regular game time hard to come by. In total he played 267 minutes in La Liga.
A statement on Granada’s official website reads:
“Granada CF wants to wish the best of luck to a player who always defended with absolute professionalism and was scored a beautiful goal against Osasuna in this season’s Copa del Rey [see below].”
Nice touch by them.
It’s understood that Rangers are eager to push through a deal for Toral in time for the weekend.
After the win at Preston, Wenger admitted that he backed the move. “We work on it to see if it is possible, yes,” said the boss.
“Yes [it will benefit him], because he has played games there [for Granada] but at the moment he doesn’t play and personally I think it [Rangers] would be a good transition for him.”