COVENTRY City defender Kévin Marc-Francois Malaga has become the latest player to sign a loan deal with Nuneaton Town FC.
The Frenchman, 25, was rumoured to be the subject of interest from several English sides including Premier League teams during the summer transfer season, but signed for the Sky Blues in July following the end of his contract with Nice. After making just two appearances for the club, new Coventry boss Mark Robins added Malaga to the transfer list shortly after taking the reins in October.
Centre-half Malaga, who captained Nice's reserve team, has signed an initial one-month-long deal with the Boro and will be eligible to play in this Saturday’s FA Cup 1st Round match against Luton Town.
Boro boss Kevin Wilkin targeted Malaga after watching him in action in the EPP Under-21 match between Leicester City and Coventry City. Wilkin sees Malaga as a strong, composed, completive and cultured centre half.
Malaga's arrival now means that there is competion in the squad for every starting position
Wilkin said: "Sometimes when a player comes to a club it does not work out initially. Joining Boro will give Kevin the opportunity to play in a tough and competitive league against some real quality players"
The loan move is subject to the clearance of all paperwork fromteh FA and Football Conference.