Zinedine Zidane has opted to keep Luka Jovic for another season at Real Madrid at the expense of Borja Mayoral
Real Madrid has not made any additions in the ongoing transfer window. The club has been more active in selling and loaning their players to other clubs to cope with the impact that the pandemic has had. The likes of Gareth Bale, Takefusa Kubo have been sent on loan and have sold players as well such as Sergio Reguilon, Achraf Hakimi, and James Rodriguez.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Los Blancos are on course to add another player in their list of departures. Borja Mayoral has been tipped to leave the club on loan. Roma is believed to have made an offer for the Spaniard which will see the striker ply his trade at the Stadio Olimpico. Presently, the Serie A side is considering a loan deal for the player with an added clause of a purchase option.
Mayoral was loaned to Levante in 2018 for the season after the club resigned Mariano Diaz. The Granotas were happy with the Spaniard’s performance in that season and opted to extend his loan deal for another season. The former Levante striker was able to make 34 appearances in La Liga last season. He scored 8 goals and had 2 assists to his name.
In the ongoing season, the player has been confined to a bench role and has been the third choice for Zinedine Zidane. Luka Jovic has been able to start two consecutive games this season and is slowly gaining the trust of the Frenchman. Mayoral has so far received 44 minutes of game time in his 2 appearances in the ongoing La Liga season. Zidane might not hand him a starting spot in the upcoming fixtures as the Frenchman is giving more preference to Jovic since the Real Betis game.
Roma would welcome the presence of a second striker as currently the club only has Edin Dzeko as their lone forward. The arrival of Mayoral would help the Italian club to rotate it’s strike options. The 23-year-old striker might opt to make his way to Rome where he would be guaranteed more minutes and can develop and improve his game.
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