Real Madrid’s Pedro Leon close to completing return to Getafe

Pedro Leon has moved a step closer to a return to Getafe, after President Angel Torres returned to Madrid to continue negotiations for the Real Madrid winger.

Originally, the former Getafe player was thought keen to remain with Real Madrid, despite being sidelined by Jose Mourinho for most of last season and then left in Spain as the Portuguese Coach flew out with his preferred first-team squad to the US for their pre-season tour.

It is understood the player – who failed to start a single League match under Mourinho – has now had a change of heart and is open to the proposed return to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Further to this is Los Merengues’ shift in demands, yielding on the original requirement of an €8m immediate transfer, to the terms President Torres was after.

Los Azulones will instead sign the 24-year-old on loan as they had wanted, and with a €8m option to make the move permanent in 12 months’ time. Getafe will also pick up the player’s €2m annual salary.

Real paid Getafe €10m a year ago to secure the player’s services, and although are taking an initial €2m loss on the fee, are saving between €8-10m wages across the player’s original contract. Cadena Cope report the transfer is very close to completion.

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