Iker Bravo has officially joined Real Madrid. The Spanish prodigy has been on loan from Bayer Leverkusen for a season. There are rumors in Spain that this is not a straightforward loan deal and instead Real Madrid can choose to buy for a transfer fee of about €6 million.
Bravo will join the Castilian side currently playing in Spanish football’s third tier and he will be coached by former Real Madrid striker Raul.
The German club announced on its official website:
Spain U19 international Iker Bravo will join Champions League winners and Super Cup winners Real Madrid from Bayer 04 Leverkusenundefined effective immediately. The Bundesliga club has reached a 12-month loan deal with the Madrid club.
Bravo has been featured regularly for Bayer Leverkusen’s under-19 side while he made two senior-team appearances in the league against Hertha Berlin and the DFB-Pokal against Karlsruher. A year later he returned to Spain but played for Real Madrid.
It’s no secret that Real Madrid need to increase their options ahead of time. Other than Karim Benzema they have no reliable striker. While Real have yet to add a striker to their senior squad they appear to be eyeing the future and have added a striker to their Castile squad in the form of Iker Bravo.