- He knows him from his previous stage as coach at the white club when the striker was a member of Castilla
- The striker responds to the profile that the white club wants
- A replacement of guarantees for when Benzema cannot play
- They are even compatible
Real Madrid has not said the last word. Although the message until a few days ago was that the market was closed for the white club, things have changed in the last few hours. Especially after Borja Mayoral left this morning and the permanent intention of finding a destination for Mariano. It is precisely Vigo, the other team that was interested in Mayoral, the new alternative for the Catalan striker.
But the most striking thing is that the ticket plot is not closed and here the figure of Raúl de Tomás appears as a possible signing. The striker from Madrid meets all the conditions that Real Madrid is looking for and that he initially had in Mayoral‘s option. A guaranteed player who can replace Karim Benzema when the Frenchman needs a break or even share the lead with the Real Madrid player.
So far he has scored 45 goals in 89 games with the Espanyol shirt
But it also turns out that, he is a footballer that Carlo Ancelotti likes very much. The Italian already knows him from his previous stage at the head of the white first team and where Raúl de Tomás was then a member of the Castilla white subsidiary.
At the club, they are aware of the growth of the player raised in the Real Madrid youth academy, and that it has been exponential in recent years. The best example is that right now it is common in the latest Luis Enrique lists. In the last three Nations League matches, he was absent in the middle of the concentration for physical reasons.
There are 45 goals that he has achieved so far with Espanyol in the 89 games he has played with the blue and white shirt. Before, he left his scoring mark at Rayo Vallecano where he scored 38 goals in 66 games with the Vallecano club.
If this operation ends up being consummated, Raúl de Tomás would return to the club where he was trained. He started in 2010-2011 in the youth team, rising to Castilla and his first loan to Córdoba in 2015. After another loan to Valladolid, Rayo Vallecano twice until he was sold to Benfica in July 2019. A year later he signed for Espanyol in July 2020 and to this day.