Official: Borja Mayoral leaves Real Madrid to rejoin Getafe
Real Madrid and Getafe have agreed on the transfer of Borja Mayoral in exchange for 10 million euros. The footballer signs with the Azulones until 2027.
It’s official: Borja Mayoral has left Real Madrid and as of today, is a Getafe player. The transfer was closed at 10 million euros - the fee for a player who was a success story in Madrid’s lower categories and a pillar for Castilla, but who never got to realise his potential in the first team. Mayoral spent half of last season at Getafe - enough time for him to convert himself into an idol with the fans. He scored six goals in 18 games, leading a revival that allowed the team to not only avoid relegation, but to do so with remarkable ease. There, at the Coliseum, Mayoral will play for the next five seasons, signing a deal until 2027.
He was very clear about how he envisaged his immediate future. He wanted to live in Madrid, his hometown. He is about to become a father and wants stability for his newborn son and his family. That was the reason why he was determined to work hard during the pre-season to show Ancelotti that he could stay at Real Madrid. But it didn’t work out that way for him - in fact, it was quite the opposite. Carletto didn’t give him a single minute of playing time during the entire North American tour, confirming indirectly - almost directly - that he doesn’t count on him for the new season. Given this situation, Mayoral undertook the challenge of looking for a new club. And Getafe reappeared.
Getafe president Ángel Torres had already confirmed at the end of last season that they were going to initiate all the necessary conversations to convince the forward to return. After assuming that Mayoral was not going to play in Madrid, the plan was clear. And the agreement between both parties was straightforward. Getafe will pay 10 million euros to sign a striker for the both the present and the future - Borja is still only 25 years old; he will be 30 when he completes his contract, which will expire in June 2027.
Stability at last
And at the Coliseum he will at least find the tranquility he has been searching for over the past few years. He has been almost constantly on the move during the past six years. First he was loaned out to Wolfsburg, then to Levante, then to Roma and finally to Getafe last season. Four different destinations, all on temporary loan deals. With Real Madrid’s first team he did well but was never going to nudge out the big name stars. He played a total of 33 games, in which he scored seven goals. But he can also say that he has winners’ medals in the Champions League, Club World Cup, European Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup among his achievements.