BREAKING: Real Madrid's Joselu set to join Qatari side Al Gharafa

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Real Madrid will not be able to count on Joselu Mato next season. According to 'COPE', although the club intended to execute his option to buy, the striker prefers to leave the club and look for a new future after the arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Endrick. The striker will join Al-Gharafa of Qatar.

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He arrived with a low profile and ended up winning over all Real Madrid fans. That has been the story of Joselu Mato at the 'Merengues' who, after the departure of Karim Benzema, preferred to use the Spanish striker as a backup and wait for Mbappe rather than make a big outlay. But everything seems to indicate that the story has been brief and is about to end.
The 'COPE' channel reports on Monday that Joselu will not be playing for 'Los Blancos' next season. If he was already a rotation player with Vinicius and Rodrygo as strikers, the Stuttgart-born player understands that with the arrival of Kylian Mbappe and the young Endrick he will have even less chances to play and prefers to look for a new destination.
The No 14 arrived on loan last summer after being relegated to the second division with Espanyol. The agreement with Real Madrid included an option to buy him for one and a half million euros, which the club were willing to pay. His performance has been remarkable, he has played in 49 games and scored 17 goals, several of them key goals such as the brace that took Carlo Ancelotti's team to the Champions League final, and thanks to this he has a place in Spain's squad for the European Championship. However, the player prefers to leave.
At the moment, Joselu has a contract with RCD Espanyol until 30th June 2025 and the 'Pericos' have achieved promotion to Primera. Even so, everything points to the fact that his future is not exactly at the Catalan side. Although several media initially linked him with Saudi Arabia, Fabrizio Romano assures that he is in advanced talks with Al-Gharafa of the Qatari League and that is the option that seduces him the most.