Getafe are reportedly keen on signing Borja Mayoral from fellow La Liga club Real Madrid in the ongoing transfer window.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Cadena COPE, Borja Mayoral is the subject of interest from Getafe over a move in the January transfer window. The La Liga club is eyeing the 24-year-old forward as an alternative to Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz.

Borja Mayoral has been with Real Madrid since joining their youth setup in 2007. After eight years playing age-group football, the Spaniard made his first-team debut for Los Blancos in October 2015 but has only completed one full season at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 24-year-old has spent five seasons on loan away from Real Madrid, with his latest stint being at AS Roma. Mayoral joined the Serie A giants in October 2020 on a two-season loan deal and has endured a mixed bag of a spell at Stadio Olimpico.

While Mayoral was superb in the 2020/21 season, his stock has plummeted since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, with the former Real Madrid manager using his sparingly. The player has managed to garner only 249 minutes of game-time this term, mustering one goal and one assist in the process.

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Recent reports have claimed that Mayoral’s loan stint at Roma could end this month, with Real Madrid scouring for options to find him a new club. The 24-year-old has been linked with several clubs, including Crystal Palace, with Getafe now emerging as a possible suitor.

The Azulones share a healthy working relationship with Real Madrid, having been linked with a loan move for Antonio Blanco and a possible swoop for Mariano Diaz. Reports have even claimed that the La Liga club has submitted an enquiry to Real Madrid for Mariano.

But signing Mariano is not a certainty, which is why Borja Mayoral has emerged as an alternative for Getafe. The keenness to sign a striker perhaps stems from the inconsistencies of Getafe’s strikers, with Enes Unal the only centre-forward to deliver the goods satisfactorily.

Signing Mayoral could thus be a step in the right direction, with the 24-year-old also needing a change of scenery to get his career back on track. However, if they are unable to land the Real Madrid forward, Getafe could set sights on Borja Baston instead.

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