In tying up a €3m deal for Sarabia, with a buy-back option inserted by Real, the 19-year-old is the Azulones’ eighth summer signing so far, and the first the club have paid money for, after the arrival of Michelangelo Albertazzi and Miguel Angel Moya on loan, and of five other players on free transfers.
A Spanish youth international, Sarabia is an attacking midfielder with an eye for goal, registering 12 goals last year with the Real Madrid B side, and six from just 11 appearances for the national team at Under-19 level. He has made one appearance for Los Blancos, replacing Cristiano Ronaldo in a Champions League group match last December.
Getafe fans are expecting a summer of investment after being taken over in April by the Royal Emirates Group, a Dubai investment group, with Sarabia thought the first of several new recruits for new Coach Luis Garcia to build a team with. Currently re-shaping their midfield in light of Derek Boateng and Dani Parejo’s respective departures, Sarabia’s attacking credentials may also start to relieve the pressure from selling two of the squad’s main strikers.