Madrid, June 20 – Actual Madrid has confirmed the acquisition of Spain worldwide striker Jose Luis Mato ‘Joselu’ on a season-long mortgage from Espanyol.
“Actual Madrid and Espanyol have reached an settlement for the mortgage of Joselu. He’ll play for our membership for the upcoming season, with an choice to buy on the season’s finish,” said the announcement on the Actual Madrid web site.
Joselu, 33, who made his debut for Spain in March, is returning to the membership the place he appeared 67 occasions for the B-team from 2009-2012, however made only a single first-team look earlier than embarking on a profession that led him to golf equipment reminiscent of Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Hannover 96 in Germany, studies Xinhua.
His profession then took him to Stoke Metropolis and Newcastle United in England earlier than returning to Spain, with stints at Alaves and Espanyol.
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Regardless of each these golf equipment experiencing relegation throughout his tenure, Joselu proved his scoring prowess, netting 36 targets in three seasons with Alaves and 17 targets in 33 matches for Espanyol final season, regardless of the marketing campaign ending in relegation.
Actual Madrid regards Joselu as a striker who, whereas being low-cost, is environment friendly within the penalty space. He’s anticipated to assist fill the void left by Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Karim Benzema, who all departed the membership on the finish of final season.