Chelsea defender Matt Miazga has admitted he sees himself “with a future in Spain” as he is currently on loan with Alaves.
The US center-back has been with Chelsea since 2016 when he joined the New York Red Bulls on a £ 4.14million contract.
However, he managed only two appearances for the Blues first team, instead spending the last five years on loan with various clubs across Europe.
His latest is Deportivo Alaves in La Liga, who join a list of clubs including Anderlecht, Reading, Nantes and Vitesse for which Miazga has played on loan since signing with Chelsea.
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So far he has been a regular at the club, making four league appearances and only one of them not being a debut.
The 26-year-old is hoping this loan spell will be one in which he can really make his mark, especially as his contract at Stamford Bridge expires next summer and he could find himself looking for a new club.
If so, it looks like he wouldn’t mind returning to Spain, where he already feels at home.
“I take advantage of everything. I have visited several countries during my career, mainly in Europe, but in terms of football and quality of life, I really like Spain ”, he said to Marca CLARO.
“I want to learn the language and master it. The truth is, I wish I had taken my Spanish lessons more seriously when I was younger.
“Now I see why Spanish football is one of the best championships in the world. The level is very high, and I know that I will learn a lot and improve this season.
“It’s a bit early to tell, but I really appreciate it. I definitely see myself with a future in Spain, but you never know in football.
“I just want to win and continue to play well here at Alaves, have continuity and minutes of play so that the team wins and moves up the standings.”