Real Madrid: Borja Mayoral to join Roma on loan
The operation is closed - a two-year loan deal. The Italians have the option to buy the player at the end of this season and the next. Madrid have first right of refusal.
Borja Mayoral is set to become a Roma player. The Parla-born striker, who just a few weeks ago had decided to see the season out at Real Madrid, changed his mind after seeing Luka Jovic feature in the starting XI for the team's last two games. The operation was closed quickly and easily on Thursday after the player's agent flew out to the Italian capital to discuss terms with the club. Mayoral will fly out to Rome either tonight or early on Friday. After passing a medical revision with Roma, the transfer will be made official.
Mayoral had decided it was time to move on and gain regular playing time on Tuesday after seeing Luka Jovic in the starting line-up against Valladolid. After two good seasons on loan at Levante, playing regularly, he doesn't want his career to be set back by being the third choice striker and warming the bench at Madrid when he could be furthering his development elsewhere.