Adkins: Falque Is 'Exciting'

  • Last Updated: January 17 2012, 16:28 GMT

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins says the fans will be excited by new loan signing Iago Falque.

Falque: Loaned to Saints

The Championship leaders have signed the young Spanish midfielder on loan from Tottenham and Adkins is delighted to have aquired his services.

The 21-year-old, who has played in the Europa League for Spurs this season, has agreed a move to the south coast until the end of the season.

Falque, a Spain Under-21 international, has just penned a permanent deal at White Hart Lane having previously been on loan from Juventus and has also had spells with Bari and Villarreal.

"He's a very exciting player and I'm pleased we've got him on board, and I think the supporters will be excited by what he can do on the pitch," manager Nigel Adkins told the club's official website.

"Tottenham rate him highly and have loaned him out to ourselves where he will become another addition to the players we've got to give us the opportunity to get back into the Premier League."

Falque added: "I'm very happy to be here at Southampton. I hope I can help the team to great things this season."