The Espanyol striker is one of the options that Madrid is considering to strengthen its lead if it fails to sign the Norwegian. In the Perico club he has an average of one goal every two games.
On July 3, 2019, Raul de Tomas, ‘RdT’, stopped being a Real Madrid player to officially become a Benfica player in exchange for 20 million euros. However, 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 to take over 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, Mbappe as Real Madrid’s starting attacking trident next season, the white club is looking for reinforcements to complement such a spectacular forward.
Jovic and Mariano are not in Ancelotti’s plans and the club is looking 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 he 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. His contract ends in 2026 and his termination clause is 70 million, although the operation could be around 30 or 40 million. For now, this Saturday he has the opportunity to show off against his former team in the match that could serve Madrid to win the League title.