Arsenal Under 21 captain Julio Pleguezuelo has agreed to sign for Spanish Segunda division side RCD Mallorca on loan, reports Diario de Mallorca.

Pleguezuelo is expected to arrive at Mallorca this morning, after which he’ll be officially presented to the media and fans.

It is reported Mallorca decided to strengthen their defence after their first few pre-season games.

Diario de Mallorca say negotiations were ‘secretive and quick’. Talks took place in the afternoon, and by evening both the parties agreed to a deal.

Pleguezuelo reportedly had more offers on his table, but the chance of returning to his hometown must be tempting for the youngster.

The Spanish centre-back was hoping to break into the Arsenal first team this season, but it appears Wenger first wants him to get some valuable playing experience elsewhere.