Barcelona initiate move to sign Borja Mayoral

La Liga heavyweights Barcelona have reportedly established contact to sign 27-year-old former Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral from Getafe.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Borja Mayoral is the subject of interest from Barcelona. The Catalan giants are scouring the market for a striker amid uncertainties surrounding the long-term future of Vitor Roque. And they have established contact to sign the 27-year-old former Real Madrid attacker from Getafe in the summer transfer window.

The rise of Borja Mayoral in recent years

Borja Mayoral has resurrected his stuttering career since joining Getafe from Real Madrid. A native of Parla, the Spaniard began his youth career in his hometown but graduated from the youth division at Real Madrid. However, while he produced some impressive performances, he had to suffice with gaining experience away from Los Blancos on several loan spells.

The 27-year-old finally found a stable footing when Getafe signed him on loan in January 2022 before completing a permanent move in the subsequent summer transfer window. Since then, Mayoral has been a pivotal figure for the Azulones, going from strength to strength in the last two years at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

The Spanish striker enjoyed an exceptional 2023/24 campaign, amassing 17 goals and one assist in 31 appearances across all competitions. However, Borja Mayoral’s long-term future at Getafe is uncertain amid widespread speculation surrounding his future. While Getafe staved off interest in the January transfer window, that might not be possible this summer, especially after Barcelona’s emergence.

Barcelona interested

Barcelona’s interest in Borja Mayoral is understandable. The Catalan giants are scouring the market for an attacker heading into the summer transfer window amid uncertainties surrounding the long-term future of Vitor Roque. The young Brazilian is increasingly frustrated at the club after failing to establish a foothold in the Barcelona first team in recent months.

Such a situation has alerted several high-profile clubs across Europe. So, Barcelona might have to sign a replacement, with Mayoral emerging as a viable target. The Catalan giants have now established contacts to sign the 27-year-old former Real Madrid striker.

A summer move is not a foregone conclusion due to Borja Mayoral’s former allegiance to Real Madrid. It will be interesting to see if Barcelona can convince the 27-year-old Spanish striker to swap Getafe for a move to Catalonia in the summer transfer window.

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