Rayo Vallecano have teamed up again with striker Raul De Tomás with Real Madrid with the Vallecas based club agreeing a loan deal that will see the striker return to Rayo hoping to emulate the 24 goal haul that helped Michel's side secure top flight promotion winning the Segunda division last season.
The forward failed to convince Lopetegui and was the source of interest for many clubs with Portuguese giants Sporting de Portugal anxious to bring the player to Lisbon. In the end a return to Vallecas with the added incentive of top flight football was enough to convince the player to remain in the Spanish capital.
The striker bagged hat-tricks for Rayo last season agauinst the likes of Lorca, Cultural and Reus and the deal is expected to be made official within the next 24 hours and comes after Rayo confirmed the signing of Álvaro García who moves from Cadiz.
De Tomás has been working with Real Madrid in pre-season and knows Míchel's style of play and may even make his top flight debut this Saturday when Rayo face Atletico at the Wanda.