Real Madrid have confirmed that Forward Borja Mayoral has left Real Madrid to join Getafe.
The 25-year-old Castilla graduate has agreed on a five-year contract and will be presented by his new club on Thursday. It puts an end to his 15-year association with Real. Previous reports from Marca claimed that it’s a €10m deal.
Mayoral becomes the second striker to leave Los Blancos this summer, following on from Luka Jovic, who has moved to Fiorentina on a free transfer which includes some Real-friendly clauses, including a 50% sell-on agreement.
According to sources on Realmadrid.com, “Borja Mayoral arrived at our youth academy in 2007 and has since been a part of Real Madrid, winning 1 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup, 1 European Super Cup, and 1 Spanish Super Cup.”
The club thanked him for his hard work and dedication during his time at Real Madrid and wish him and his family the very best in this new chapter of his life.
Mayoral spent the last few years in and out of Madrid’s squad and showed some promise during his loan deal in Roma. After a tremendous first season in which he was the team’s highest goalscorer, the attacker fell out of favor following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
6 goals in 18 La Liga appearances on loan across the Spanish capital in the second half of last season convinced Getafe to push for a permanent move.
His departure leaves Madrid with Karim Benzema, Mariano Diaz, and young boy Juan Latasa as the only recognized center forwards in their first team squad, while there are talks over the future of Mariano who is said to join Celta Vifo in the coming weeks.