Elton Monteiro has been lent to NEC Nijmegen on trial while in Marbella with Club Brugge – and a deal looks on the cards.

In the summer Arsenal went on something of a purge throughout the club – allowing an abundance of youth team and first team players to move on from the club and seek pastures new.

One such player was Elton Monteiro.

The teenage defender arrived in North London back in 2010 from Swiss outfit FC Sion as a scholar – and signed a professional deal in February 2011.

He was a major asset in the clubs youth teams and reserves – even captaining the under-18 side throughout 2011-12.

But he never made the grade at a first-team level and this summer decided to chance his arm with Belgian Pro League outfit Club Brugge after three years in North London.

Not many of the young players who left Arsenal have made a big impact in their new clubs – with Kyle Ebecilio possibly the stand-out at FC Twente.

But not many are reportedly being moved on already.

However that is the case with Monteiro.

Just six months after his move it appears Brugge are looking into letting the player depart already.

Monteiro has joined Dutch side NEC Nijmegen on their winter break training excursion in Marbella, Spain – with a view to a permanent move at the end of it.

The report in AD.nl says …

Elton Monteiro trains on trial along with the selection of NEC. The 19-year-old talent is currently still under contract with Club Brugge. If the training camp from both sides like him, an agreement will be met.

The two clubs are both currently in Marbella, along with several other clubs for some warm weather football during the winter-break. And it appears the clubs decided on allowing Monteiro the chance to turn out for the Dutch side considering his lack of football at Brugge.

Monteiro has not played a single minute of football in Belgium and has only made the bench on three occasions – so a move would certainly appear to be in his best interests.

And just six months after leaving Arsenal – this former youth captain could be moving on once again.

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