Why this 21-year-old could prove to be a huge addition for Rangers in January
COMMENT By Emma Sanders
Jon Toral will prove to be a great addition for Mark Warburton because he can bring much-needed creativity to the Rangers’ squad.
The Gers have reportedly agreed a deal to bring the Arsenal midfielder in on loan until the end of the season, which would mean him cutting short his current spell at Granada.
Toral excelled under Waburton at Brentford during his time there in 2014 and he was also impressive during a spell at Birmingham in the Championship last season.
The 21-year-old has not been able to make a breakthrough at Arsenal but he has enjoyed promising spells at a number of clubs while on loan and has qualities which could definitely boost Rangers’ midfield.
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After losing new signings Nico Kranjcar and Jordan Rossiter to injury, Warburton has been keen to bolster his options in January and Toral worked well with the Gers’ boss as the duo fought for promotion in the 2014-15 Championship campaign.
The Spaniard has all the traits you would expect from someone who graduated from Barcelona’s academy and his skillful, composed ability on the ball could prove to be very effective in the Scottish Premiership.
He could give the Gers another outlet going forward and he also has a great understanding of the game so can provide balance in midfield.
Toral has made just six appearances for Granada this season before picking up an ankle injury but he scored eight goals and notched up four assists while at Birmingham last season and was voted the club’s player of the year.
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