An exciting deal.
Ireland U17 international Caden McLoughlin has put pen to paper on a new contract with La Liga giants Villareal, just under 12 months after he signed his first pro deal with the club.
Now 16, McLoughlin joined Villareal from Spanish rivals Malaga, who are now plying their trade in the Spanish second-tier.
But since joining, McLoughlin has mainly featured for the club’s academy sides, as he continues his footballing development on the south of Spain.
Caden McLoughlin pens new deal with Villareal.
Recently, McLoughlin was in the Ireland squad, and started in their 1-0 win against Belgium a fortnight ago.
Celtic youngster Rocco Vata scored the winner, as Colin O’Brien’s side won two, and drew once against their European rivals.
The win, however, comes at an important time for the squad, as they prepare themselves for the Uefa U17 European Championship Elite Round qualifiers, facing Portugal, Finland and Bulgaria.
“Very happy for my renewal and grateful for the confidence of Villarreal CF,” McLoughlin said on social media after he extended his current stay at the club. “Thanks to my family and my representatives for supporting me!”
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Villarreal winger Caden McLoughlin scored five goals in nine games for the Ireland under-15s before progressing to the 17s where he is now involved under Colin O’Brien.
Formerly of Malaga, the teenager switched to Villareal in 2020 and signed his first pro deal for the La Liga club last April. McLoughlin qualifies for the Republic of Ireland through his Finglas mother.
Introducing: Caden McLoughlin ??
Caden is 16 years of age and today signed his first professional contract with Villarreal ??
The young attacker’s mother hails from Finglas and he has scored 5 goals for Ireland U15s in 9 appearances ?#COYBIG pic.twitter.com/oJCCH5l3u4
— Kenny’s Kids (@KennysKids) April 22, 2021
And having signed another deal at the club, he will be hoping that he can push on again with the La Liga giants sooner rather than later.
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