Gary Rowett sang Jon Toral’s praises after the midfielder, who’s currently on loan at Birmingham, scored a belter of a goal against Ipswich recently.
The 20-year-old has now scored six goals for his loan team this season and has become a regular starter for the Championship club.
Speaking after Toral delivered his wonder strike in the 3-0 thumping of the Tractor Boys, manager Rowett said, “I know Jon is not our player, but he feels like he is because he’s been here all year.
Toral is an example of what can happen when a loan spell goes right. He’s gaining tons of experience and has turned into a real asset for the club.
Although he’s only in Birmingham for a season, it’s likely that the progress he’s made there will mean he can return to Arsenal and potentially be a member of the squad, rather than get sent out on another loan deal.
Considering how young he is, it’s exciting to see what he could develop into in the future.