According to a report by La Nazione, Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace are keen to sign on-loan Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral.
Borja Mayoral is a product of Real Madrid’s youth academy. But since his breakthrough into the first team, he has just made 33 appearances for the Los Blancos. In this time he has recorded seven goals for his boyhood club.
Borja Mayoral is currently spending his second season on-loan at AS Roma from Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Spanish international was on top form the last term and ended the season as the top scorer for AS Roma. He scored 17 goals and set up 8 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions last term. (stats via Transfermarkt)
Jose Mourinho took over as the head coach of Roma in the summer and blocked Mayoral from cutting his loan move short and returning to Real Madrid. But Borja has made just 10 appearances in all competitions this term. The Spaniard has also struggled to find the back of the net this term. In this time he has just registered one goal and one assist. (stats via Tranfermarkt)
Reports also suggest that Los Blancos are ready to cut the striker’s loan move shot in the January transfer window. Reports also suggest that Crystal Palance has already opened talks with Real Madrid and is ready to pay £13m to bring him to Selhurst Park.
What can Borja Mayoral offer to Crystal Palace?
Patrick Vieira since taking over at the start of the season has got Crystal Palace playing an attractive and attacking brand of football. But there is still a long way to go to reach the level of football Patrick Vieira wants to play. The Eagles are currently 11th in the Premier League table with 20 points from 17 games.
Summer striker signing Odsonne Edouard scored two goals in his first game for the club. But has struggled to cope with the intensity of the Premier League since. While Belgium striker Christian Benteke has found the back of the net just four times in 17 league games.
Striker Jordan Ayew has been playing as a right-winger for the majority of the season. While star winger Wilfried Zaha has scored just five goals in the league this term. So its is quite clear to see that Partick Vieira needs to add new faces to the frontline to add goals for the team and build further on the promising start this season.
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