Joselu leaves Real Madrid

Joselu leaves Real Madrid
Joselu leaves Real Madrid

Joselu will not continue at Real Madrid despite the club’s intentions to buy him. The Spaniard decided to see something else.

Arriving last summer in the form of a loan following Espanyol’s drop to the second division, Joselu Mato had an exceptional year at Real Madrid. The best year of his career which ended with 19 goals on the clock including a double that no one will forget in the semi-final of the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

For Carlo Ancelotti as well as the club, everything was clear: we must keep Joselu despite the strong competition to come with the reinforcements of Kylian Mbappé and Endrick. The Spaniard is a unique profile whose performance exceeded all expectations during the 2023-24 financial year. He is also discreet and hardworking. It is and will not be a problem.

Joselu before his decision

Until then, it was believed that Joselu would continue at Real Madrid because the club was willing to pay Espanyol the million euros to exercise his purchase option. This was Carlo Ancelotti’s wish but it turns out that the player decided otherwise as first reported by Cadena Cope and then confirmed since by several corroborating sources.

The reason or reasons? Joselu received a tempting offer from Qatar which, at 34 years old, is difficult to receive. He will increase his salary and at the same time he is aware that the reinforcements coming to Real Madrid will reduce his playing time in the Spanish capital.

In fact, like Nacho who will play in Saudi Arabia, Joselu is going to Qatar next season and he is leaving Real Madrid, his club’s club, through the very big door after a single one of course, but a historic season within the first team.

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