Sevilla President essentially confirmed that RM activated their first option on the player, saying that's how it is in football, and they hold no grudges against the player or either club. He did say when they started negotiating with Lyon, they asked Mariano multiple times if he would go to RM if they activated their option, and he insisted he would only play for Sevilla. He mentions that Sevilla will sign a third striker and that Mayoral is an option.
Scored 18 goals in his first Ligue 1 season, thought he was impressive never got a full chance with ZZ but Its smart by RM to activate the buying-back option instead of letting him go to sevilla when we clearly lack depth offensively.
Vazquez, Morata, Casemiro and Carvajal all returned to the club by activating the option and were successful, I think this is a risk free move for RM instead of paying crazy money for Rodrigo ( JL favourite choice )
O Jogo: Fabio Coentrao wants Madrid to allow him to return to Sporting Lisbon but is demanding the club still pay his €4 million-a-year salary. Madrid are willing to pay €3m of his €4m & let him leave for SCP.
Real Madrid and Levante reached an agreement over a loan deal of striker Borja Mayoral expiring in June 30th 2018.
Mayoral was hoping to be Madrid’s first striker off the bench this season but Los Blancos decided to sign Mariano for that role instead. That left Mayoral with no choice but leaving the club in search of relevant minutes to prove himself as a useful player for Real Madrid.
Man, every time I watch Arsenal, I just can't believe Madrid didn't sign Aubameyang. He makes so many good runs, scores the ugly and great goals, and is skillful.... in other word, a striker version of Benzema.
Brahim Diaz is set to join Real Madrid from Manchester City after the two clubs agreed a deal worth €15m + add-ons. Only the details of the add-ons are holding up the transfer, which should be announced next week. [Marca]
Paris United report tonight that PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi held a meeting yesterday with 26-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Isco’s father and agent Paco Alarcón.
Since Santiago Solari’s arrival as Real Madrid boss, Isco has struggled with playing time and wants to leave the club. His father has as a result been meeting with multiple top European clubs including Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United and Chelsea.
However, the Spanish international is understood to prefer a move to PSG – it is not something that he has come to lightly – he has had numerous conversations with Karim Benzema about the city itself. Jesé Rodriguez in the meantime has actively advised Isco against coming to the Ligue 1 champions, owing to his own difficult experience with Les Parisiens.
Despite this, Isco still wants to move to PSG, a club that went after him considerably during Unai Emery’s time there in 2016. The now Arsenal coach spoke to Isco at the time in an attempt to convince him of a move, but Paris’ then Sporting Director, Olivier Létang, decided against going after the player.
Real Madrid appear open to negotiating with PSG over a transfer, but it is up to Les Parisiens to come up with an appealing way to structure a deal in line with Financial Fair Play regulations that Los Blancos might still go for