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La Liga club take up permanent buy option for 22-year-old Real Madrid youngster

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According to Onda Cero (h/t AS), La Liga club Getafe have decided to activate the permanent purchase option for Real Madrid youngster Juanmi Latasa following his loan stint at the club in 2022/23.

Latasa was regarded as one of the brightest young talents coming through the ranks at Real Madrid. The 22-year-old striker scored 18 goals in 50 games for the club’s Castilla outfit before making his first-team debut for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

However, last summer, Latasa was loaned out to Getafe in order for him to continue his development. The loan deal included an option for the Azulones to make his transfer permanent at the end of the season.

Latasa did not have the greatest of seasons at Getafe as he barely got an opportunity to make an impact. Indeed, of his 21 appearances across all competitions, only three were starts and he managed only two goals.

So, there was some expectation that Getafe might not decide to buy him and that Latasa would return to Real Madrid, where he could serve as a replacement for Mariano Diaz and provide backup to whoever the new No. 9 will be at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, that will no longer be an option as Getafe have decided to make Latasa’s transfer permanent. The 22-year-old will now thus be a full-time player for the Azulones, although Real Madrid could still retain 50% of the striker’s rights.

As for the Merengues, they will need to beef up their attacking resources having lost Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard since the end of the season.

Harry Kane continues to be linked heavily but there are doubts about a move as Florentino Perez wishes to rope in Kylian Mbappe next year. A stop-gap option in the form of Joselu is being explored and it remains to be seen who ends up joining Real Madrid.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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