Real Madrid is nearing completion of Joselu’s loan agreement.
Joselu is about to join Real Madrid, claims a report from the Spanish outlet MARCA. Due to Espanyol’s relegation to the Segunda Division, the striker’s contract’s relegation clause has become active. And the Merengues are almost done moving him to a loan.
Joselu is a late bloomer who, after moving back to Spain almost four years ago, has discovered his vocation. The Spaniard’s time in England did not go well, and his career benefited greatly from the move to Alaves in 2019. Additionally, he has performed admirably in the current season since joining Espanyol last summer.
The 33-year-old has been a lone bright spot for the Parakeets this season, despite their struggles to make an impact and impending relegation to the Segunda Division. Furthermore, a total of 17 goals and 4 assists in 38 games is commendable. But because Real Madrid is showing interest, Joselu’s time at Espanyol will probably come to an end this summer.
Mariano Diaz is probably leaving, so the Spanish powerhouses are looking for at least one striker. In order to revitalize his faltering career, the 29-year-old will look for better opportunities during the summer transfer window. So, in the upcoming weeks, Real Madrid will turn to the market to find a replacement for Mariano.
Joselu has consequently become a potential target for Real Madrid. Furthermore, recent reports asserted that negotiations to close a deal during the summer transfer window had advanced. The 33-year-old is reportedly close to signing a loan agreement with Real Madrid, indicating that the club’s efforts have paid off.
In the event of Espanyol’s relegation, the contract of the 17-goal striker allows for his departure. In light of his next stop being Real Madrid, Joselu’s departure from the RCDE Stadium appears to be a formality. Additionally, Los Blancos will pay him during the 2023–2024 season.
The 2023–24 season will be Espanyol’s chance to quickly advance to La Liga. When Joselu returns from Real Madrid in the 2024–25 season, if that takes place, he can serve as their talisman. The Santiago Bernabeu move, however, appears to be planned for the summer.