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Joselu eager to earn a permanent deal at Real Madrid amid the potential arrival of Mbappe

In a conversation with Spanish media outlet ABC, Joselu, the 33-year-old striker who is soon to turn 34, has openly expressed his desire to secure a permanent place at Real Madrid. Despite not being a consistent starter for the team, Joselu has made a significant impact in his first season at the club. Out of 38 matches across all competitions, he has been in the starting lineup 13 times, contributing 13 goals and 3 assists.

“I hope to stay at Real Madrid on a permanent deal and no longer on loan,” Joselu shared with ABC. The wish reflects the striker’s aspiration to continue his journey with the club that not only represents one of football’s most prestigious teams but is also where Joselu developed as a youngster as he came through Real Madrid’s academy ranks.

Los Blancos hold a €1.5 million buy option as part of his current season-long loan deal. The clause presents Real Madrid with a financially viable opportunity to retain a player who has already demonstrated his worth and commitment on the field.

Joselu’s statement comes at a key moment for Real Madrid, as the club is expected to welcome Kylian Mbappe, one of the world’s elite forwards. On top of it, the arrival of the Brazilian wonderkid Endrick in the summer will provide extra competition for the starting spots in attack, which already includes talents like Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, and Brahim Diaz.