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De Tomas joins Rayo

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Real Madrid’s Raul De Tomas has joined Spanish La Liga side Rayo Vallecano on a season long loan deal, according to Marca.

The young striker will play on loan at Rayo Vallecano from Real Madrid next season which leaves Borja Mayoral as the only back-up for striker Karim Benzema in Julen Lopetegui’s squad.

De Tomas who is a product of Real Madrid’s youth academy returns to the club where he was last season and it is a breakthrough for Valladolid who have the player that helped them win promotion back to the top tier of Spanish football with 24 goals in 32 games.

For Madrid though they appear short on the ground in terms of cover and it is still possible that a striker, with Valencia’s Rodrigo linked, comes before the window closes.

Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas is believed to be another option should Madrid fail to sign Rodrigo Moreno from Valencia who are demanding the player’s buyout clause be paid in full.

Aspas has been in impressive form for his boyhood club Celta since ill-fated spells with Liverpool and Sevilla.

With the Spanish transfer window closing on August 31, Los Blancos are running out of time to bring in another striker, as new manager Julen Lopetegui looks to replace Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals for the club.