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Joselu pens heartfelt farewell message after leaving Real Madrid

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Real Madrid announced a while ago that veteran striker Joselu has left the club and signed for Qatari outfit Al Gharafa.

The 34-year-old veteran spent the last season on loan at the Santiago Bernabeu and enjoyed a fine campaign, compelling Carlo Ancelotti & co. to consider keeping him for another year.

However, the Spanish international decided to leave this week due to the arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, which would make competition for places even harder for him.

Real Madrid activated the €1.5 million purchase option to sign Joselu from RCD Espanyol before selling him to Al Gharafa for the same fee today.

Joselu says goodbye

Now, taking to Instagram, Joselu has penned a heartfelt farewell message to Real Madrid as he embarks on a new journey in his career.

“Thank you. It is the best word and the most suitable to express everything I feel at this moment, in which emotion and nerves barely allow me to write,” Joselu started.

Courtesy: Instagram/JoseluMato

“Thank you Real Madrid for everything you have made me feel throughout my life. Inside and outside. Thank you for what you taught me as a kid; thank you for giving me so many examples of greatness and humility at the same time. Thank you for keeping my dream alive and for making it come true.”

Joselu then proceeded to thank Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, CEO Jose Angel Sanchez, manager Carlo Ancelotti, and the rest of his former teammates, writing:

“Thank you Presi, you are very great. Thank you José Ángel for so much. Thanks to each and every one of the employees of the largest and most exemplary club.

“Thank you coach for your way of understanding this game. Thank you team for being my family. Thank you fans for so much passion, so much love and that complicity that made us fly.”

Concluding, Joselu wrote that even though he might be leaving Real Madrid, but will always remain a part of the club.

“Years ago I left but I never left. I’m also leaving today but in reality, I’m staying. Thank you.”

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Real Madrid defender set to stay after requesting to see out his contract

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Real Madrid welcomed four players back from loan this summer: Reinier, Rafa Marin, Juanmi Latasa, and Jesus Vallejo and bid goodbye to Marin already, while the others are expected to evaluate their futures with the club.

Vallejo joined Real Madrid in 2015, but he has primarily played on loan at other teams, including Real Zaragoza, VfB Stuttgart, Wolves, and Granada twice.

Having concluded his third stint at Granada, the player is back in the Spanish capital and now seeks a resolution over his future.

Jesus Vallejo held a meeting with Real Madrid’s hierarchy

Indeed, according to AS, Jesus Vallejo recently met with Real Madrid and made a request to fulfill the final year of his contract.

The club has opted not to exert pressure, leaving his future in his own hands: whether he decides to leave or stay, they support his decision.

Jesus Vallejo did not play much at Granada. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)

After all, Vallejo has been with the club for several years, and Real Madrid intends to honour the wishes of one of the players who have been at the club for the longest time.

The 27-year-old centre-back was a part of the Real Madrid squad in the 2021/2022 season and played sparingly.

But he proved to be a dependable option when called upon and enjoyed a memorable performance in the Champions League against Manchester City as a late substitute.

Due to Real Madrid’s options at the back and the potential signing of Leny Yoro, Vallejo is unlikely to find regular game time if he opts to stay put.

Despite managing just three appearances for relegated Granada last season due to an injury, Vallejo looks forward to putting his physical woes behind him and starting afresh.

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