Jon Toral signed contract extension in January


Jon Toral signed a contract extension with Arsenal in January before completing his loan move to Rangers in January.

According to FA records, the Gunners updated the Spaniard’s registration details on 16 January and Arseblog News can reveal that he has signed a new long-term deal with the club.

January player registrations details from the FA website

The 22-year-old started the season with Grenada but cut short his adventure in La Liga for more first team action at Ibrox.

The midfielder was lured north of the border by Mark Warburton, who’d previously coached him at Brentford, however, the pair only worked together for a month before the latter tendered his resignation.

Despite the upheaval, Toral has been a regular at Ibrox since his move and still harbours ambitions of making it at Arsenal.

Back in January – comments that now make more sense – he revealed, “I have another year left on my contract at Arsenal and I hope I can go back and make the step up to the first team.”

We’re unsure of exactly how the one year comment tallies with the information about his new deal being long-term, so there’s still a bit of clarity required there.

He also noted that Arsene Wenger had been firmly in support of him moving to the SPL to aid his development.

“Playing well for Rangers can help me prove to Arsène Wenger that I am ready for the first team,” he told The Times (£).

“I believe I can get my career back on track at Rangers because ultimately I want to go back to Arsenal and play for the first team there. I’ve had two good loan experiences and one bad one.

“I am confident I can cope with the physical side of Scottish football and it’s an exciting time for me again. The manager at Arsenal was very keen for me to join Rangers, so that was a big help too.”

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