Shrewsbury Town have confirmed that goalkeeper Deyan Iliev has joined on loan from Arsenal until January.
The 25-year-old joined the Gunners eight years ago but is yet to make a senior appearance for the club.
In fact, he’s only made the bench on a handful of occasions, the last being the Europa League final in Azerbaijan where he was the third choice behind Bernd Leno and Petr Cech.
Weirdly, just yesterday he was included in the squad list submitted to Uefa for this season’s Europa League. We presume he’ll now be removed even though we have nobody eligible to replace him.
Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts said of the deal: “Deyan has been at Arsenal for a number of years. He’s also made his way up the age groups with Macedonia as well – he’s got good pedigree.
“He’s been out on loan in Poland and Slovakia so he is someone we are delighted to get. He brings more competition for the goalkeeping spaces. With Matty getting injured, it left us light.
“We were keen to get another goalkeeper in and we are looking forward to working with him and working together.”
Best of luck to Deyan at New Meadow.