According to AS, Arsenal’s Jon Toral is closing in on a loan switch back to his native Spain with Granada.
The Spanish editorial claim that the Gunners’ youngster has already given the green light to join Granada having held talks with the club, and now a move depends on Arsenal giving the go ahead.
Toral came through the Barcelona youth ranks and followed in the footsteps of Cesc Fabregas by trading the Nou Camp for the Emirates Stadium in 2011, alongside teammate Hector Bellerin.
The attacking midfielder has since enjoyed two loan spells at Championship clubs Brentford and Birmingham City, scoring a combined 14 league goals in 70 appearances.
His progression has been evident, yet unlike Bellerin he has some way to go before breaking in to the Arsenal first-team set up and as such another loan spell this coming season is expected.
Granada managed to narrowly avoid relegation from La Liga for the fifth straight season last term, and now under the guidance of new coach Paco Jemez they will look for progression.
The move would be a good step for Toral in his bid to improve as a player, and a return to La Liga could help him develop his tactical awareness among other attributes needed to succeed in Spain.
The report goes on to say that the 21-year-old has already visited Granada and is happy with the club’s project, and all that awaits now is for the North Londoners to agree to the deal.