Stoke flop lined up for Real Madrid transfer as membership search for Benzema competitors
STOKE reject Joselu is reportedly being eyed up for a sensational return to Real Madrid.
The Spanish ahead, 33, has loved an outstanding few years again in Spain after a troublesome time within the Premier League.
Throughout his stint in England, he registered simply 4 targets in 27 video games for Stoke, earlier than he joined Newcastle the place he hit the again of the online on seven events throughout two seasons.
However since heading again to his residence nation, Joselu has impressed in LaLiga.
His 36 targets in 113 appearances for Alaves earned him a transfer to Espanyol.
And whereas the Catalan membership are battling relegation, he has nonetheless managed to web 16 occasions in 34 appearances this season.
Joselu, who scored twice in two appearances for Real Madrid in 2011, was additionally referred to as as much as the Spain squad in March – the place he netted twice on his debut in opposition to Norway.
In line with Relevo, he’s now the topic of curiosity from Real Madrid as they search competitors for star striker Karim Benzema.
Carlo Ancelotti‘s males are set for a disappointing season after being crushed to the league title by Barcelona and struggling a Champions League semi-final exit by the hands of Manchester Metropolis.
They did win the Copa del Rey, however that’s not anticipated to fulfill Real bosses.
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Benzema, 35, has loved one other sturdy season with 29 targets – albeit 15 fewer than his 2021/22 marketing campaign.
And Los Blancos bosses are discussing the thought of bringing Joselu in to help the talismanic Frenchman.
The Spanish worldwide’s contract with Espanyol runs till 2025.
He was signed on a free switch final summer season after his Alaves deal expired.
In the meantime, three defeats in 5 LaLiga video games have seen Real Madrid drop beneath Atletico Madrid to 3rd within the desk.