Spanish loan for Pasalic

Mario Pasalic has today (Tuesday) completed a season-long loan deal to Spanish side Elche.

The 19-year-old Croatian joined Chelsea from Hajduk Split earlier in the summer, and will spend the forthcoming campaign in Spain’s top division.

A creative midfielder with an eye for goal, Pasalic was a part of Croatia’s provisional 30-man World Cup squad, having scored 11 times in 36 appearances for his club side last season.

Elche finished 16th in La Liga last time out, avoiding relegation by a single point. They are coached by Fran Escriba.

You can keep up with his progress over the course of the 2014/15 season here on the official Chelsea website.