Real Madrid loanee Borja Mayoral has expressed his desire to return to the club and stay there for the upcoming season.
Speaking to El Chiringuito TV, Borja Mayoral has admitted that he would like to return to Real Madrid and continue at the club next season once his loan spell runs out.
Mayoral is a product of the Real Madrid youth academy. The 25-year-old made his first-team debut for Los Blancos back in 2015 but has made just 33 appearances for the club so far, scoring four goals in the process. However, he has spent most of his senior career away on loan spells.
Mayoral had stints with VfL Wolfsburg and Levante before moving to AS Roma in 2020 on a two-year temporary spell. He enjoyed a promising first season in Italy in 2020/21 but found game-time hard to come by in the current campaign under Jose Mourinho. As a result, he changed his loan club and signed for Getafe in the January transfer window.
Since returning to Spain, Mayoral has been in good touch, bagging six goals and an assist in 14 games. His future beyond the current campaign remains uncertain as he is unlikely to join Roma permanently, while his place back at Real Madrid is also a question mark.
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The Spanish striker was quizzed about his future in an interview by El Chiringuito’s Marcos Benito, to which he replied: “Next season? I still don’t know. I think I’ll do the preseason with Real Madrid and then I’ll decide.”
When he was asked if he wanted to stay put at the Santiago Bernabeu next term, Mayoral replied in the affirmative, saying: “Go back to Madrid? Yes, I’d like to, but it doesn’t depend on me either, we’ll see what happens.”
The 25-year-old has proven to be an able goalscorer wherever he has played. And with both Mariano Diaz and Luka Jovic likely to depart at the end of the season, Real Madrid could use a new backup striker, which could lead to Mayoral being retained by Carlo Ancelotti.
However, Los Blancos are also considering a move for another academy product in Raul De Tomas, who is the second-highest goalscorer in La Liga this season. The Espanyol striker is also keen on a return to Real Madrid. So, it remains to be seen who the Spanish champions decide to bank on to cover for Benzema next season.