On July 3, 2019, Raúl de Tomas, ‘RdT’, stopped being a Real Madrid player to officially become a Benfica player in exchange for 20 million euros. Nevertheless, The Espanyol striker could return to the white club this summer, since it is one of the alternatives that the merengue entity is considering if Haaland does not finally arrive. The Norwegian is the priority objective to strengthen the position of center forward, but the competition from Manchester City for his services complicates his arrival at the Santiago Bernabéu. In the event that the Borussia Dortmund star ends up at the Ettihad, RdT would become one of the strongest options to reinforce the top of the Madrid attack.
With Vinicius, Benzema and, probably, Mbappé as Real Madrid’s starting attacking trio next season, the white club is looking for reinforcements to complement such a spectacular striker. Jovic and Mariano are not included in Ancelotti’s plans and the club looks for a destination for them. The intention of the sports management is for neither of them to be part of the white squad next season, which would leave the door open for two more forwards. To cover these vacancies, the RdT and Borja Mayoral options win in full.
The Espanyol striker has become the great star of the parakeet team and in the winter market it was already on Arsenal’s agenda. Since his arrival at Espanyol he has played 85 games and has scored 43, which means an average of one goal every two games. The contract ends in 2026 and its termination clause is 70 million, although the operation could be around 30 or 40 million. For now, this Saturday he has the opportunity to shine against his former team in the match that could serve Madrid to win the League title.
Besides, at Real Madrid they are very happy with the performance that Mayoral is offering at Getafe, where he arrived on loan in the winter market after breaking his loan with Roma. His high performance could help him return to the Bernabéu this summer. Under the orders of Quique Sánchez Flores He has scored six goals and given an assist in just 664 minutes, that is, he participates in a goal every 95 minutes.