Lalkovic loaned to Saddlers

  • Last Updated: July 19 2013, 1:31 BST

Slovakia Under-21 international winger Milan Lalkovic has joined Walsall on a six-month loan from Chelsea.

Milan Lalkovic: Has yet to make his Blues debut
Milan Lalkovic: Has yet to make his Blues debut

Slovakia Under-21 international winger Milan Lalkovic has joined Walsall on a six-month loan from Chelsea.

The 20-year-old, who spent the first half of last season with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal, has also spent time on loan with Doncaster and ADO Den Haag.

"He is a player that I have tried to sign on loan a couple of times previously," manager Dean Smith told the club's official website.

"I am delighted to finally be able to bring him here. He's a goalscorer with tremendous pace who knows where to run and has been well schooled in the game.

"He's highly-rated at Chelsea and will certainly bring a threat. He is a welcome addition to the squad."

Lalkovic, who will join up with the Saddlers until 4 January 2014, has been with Chelsea since the age of 14.