Things could soon get pretty Real for Joselu…
The 33-year-old Spanish professional footballer is in advanced talks with Real Madrid for a season-long loan from Espanyol, a source has told ESPN.
Espanyol’s relegation was confirmed last weekend after a draw against Valencia, which has accelerated negotiations for the Spain international to return to the Bernabeu.
The striker played for Castilla between 2010 and 2012, winning promotion to the second division in his second season at the club. He also made his first-team debut under Jose Mourinho that season and scored in an 8-1 victory over Almeria.
Joselu, who has scored 16 goals in LaLiga this season, would arrive at Madrid to fill the void left by the departure of Mariano.
Madrid could also look to bolster their attacking options this summer with ESPN reporting that Karim Benzema is mulling his future after receiving a million-dollar offer from Saudi Arabia.
Real Madrid have already signed Fran Garcia to bolster their left-back position but a busy summer is expected at the club after a disappointing end to the season in which they failed to compete in LaLiga with Barça and were knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester City.