Like Cesc Fabregas, Jon Toral arrived from La Liga giants Barcelona as a 16-year-old midfielder full of potential. Unlike the former Arsenal captain, Toral has found his route to the Arsenal side a much tougher nut to crack, resulting in the 19-year-old taking in his first competitive football in a loan spell across town at Brentford this year.
This weekend, with the Bees losing 2-0 away to Bolton, Toral made his most significant impact yet as a footballer.
The former Barcelona youth player replaced another loan player from North London, Tottenham's Alex Pritchard, in the 81st minute, and two minutes later scored his first goal in senior football, converting Alan Judge's cross with his first touch.
ACTION: Jon Toral scores for Brentford. pic.twitter.com/dpKUm86gwG— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) October 25, 2014
The young Spaniard's goal set up a tense finish for Neil Lennon's side, who eventually restored their two goal cushion through Mark Davies' goal in injury time.
Toral has struggled for action substantial minutes since moving to Griffin Park on loan, making 6 substitute appearances in the league, all coming in the last quarter of an hour.
He did start in the League Cup loss to Fulham, and will now be moving for a bigger role in the starting lineup after opening his account for the Bees.