FC Twente have confirmed the signing of Arsenal defender Julio Pleguezuelo on a two-year deal.

Pleguezuelo came through the youth ranks at Espanyol, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona before joining Arsenal at the age of 16. He didn’t make his first-team breakthrough in London and has spent the last two years on loan with Mallorca and Gimnastic.

The 22-year-old’s contract with Arsenal expired this summer and he has now signed a two-year deal with FC Twente.

The centre-back told the official Twente website, “It feels good to be here now, in this beautiful stadium with this beautiful club. The contact with FC Twente has gone fairly quickly lately and I look forward to playing here soon.”

Pleguezuelo is set to be the first of several new signings at FC Twente this summer as they strengthen ahead of their Eredivisie return.




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