By acquiring Joselu from Espanyol, Real Madrid has finalized the long-awaited acquisition of their Real Madrid replacement for Benzema.
The striker joins the team on a season-long loan, but if the Barcelona-based team were to be demoted, a condition in his contract would let him to leave for a while.
Following Benzema’s transfer to Saudi Arabia, Joselu, who was a member of the Spain team that won the Nations League on Sunday, steps in as Benzema’s immediate replacement.
Along with Brahim Daz and Jude Bellingham, it appears that the 33-year-old will be the sole attacking player to join Los Blanco’s during the summer.
Joselu previously collaborated with Real in 2009, scoring 40 goals in 73 games for their B team. In both of his competitive games for the Blanco’s’ first team, he scored. Nevertheless, he was permitted to join Hoffenheim in Germany in 2012.
On Sunday, when asked by fans if there would be any other additions, Florentino Pérez answered “no.”
Joselu has been a member of Real for two seasons; during his first stint, he scored twice in two outings.
Oselu suffered after leaving Real, scoring just seven goals in forgettable stints at Stoke and Newcastle in England. However, his reputation was restored at Alaves and Espanyol, and he now returns to Madrid as a senior member of the Spanish national team and a 2023 UEFA Nations League champion. The Blancos’ interest in Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, who will be a free agency next summer if no contract extension is reached in France, will likely be shelved in light of his arrival.
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