Real Madrid Striker Joselu Signs Two-Year Contract With Al Gharafa


Real Madrid star Joselu has officially completed his transfer to Qatari club Al Gharafa for a two-year deal, as reported by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

The Spanish striker has signed all necessary documents to make the move, with Real Madrid set to receive €1.5m for the transfer.

Joselu will now become a player for Al Gharafa, with the option for an additional season included in the agreement.

This news comes after initial reports from Romano on Monday about the ongoing process of finalizing the deal.

Real Madrid triggered Joselu’s €1.5m buy option

Meanwhile, Real Madrid decided to trigger the €1.5m permanent option in Joselu’s loan deal with Espanyol and sell him to Al Gharafa for the same price.

The decision to close the deal was made in response to Joselu’s concerns about potentially facing difficulties with Espanyol if he were to move to Qatar.

Real Madrid and Joselu

The 34-year-old striker played a crucial role in Real Madrid’s successful campaign last season, which saw them clinch both the Champions League and La Liga titles.

Joselu scored 17 goals in 49 appearances last season, as Real Madrid won the league title and UEFA Champions League.

As a gesture of appreciation for his contributions, the club has chosen to sell him to Al Gharafa at the agreed price.

The Spanish striker joined Los Blancos on loan from Espanyol last summer after they were relegated from La Liga.

His move to Al Gharafa signifies a new chapter in his career as he looks forward to representing the Qatari side.

Joselu club career

The 34-year-old’s journey through various European clubs has been marked by determination.

The Spanish striker initially started his career with Celta de Vigo before catching the eye of Real Madrid in 2009.

Despite his impressive goal-scoring record for Real Madrid’s B-team, he eventually moved on to TSG Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

After a brief loan spell with Eintracht Frankfurt, Joselu joined Hannover 96 in 2014 before making a big-money move to Premier League side Stoke City a year later.

His time in England saw him establish himself as a reliable goal-scorer before eventually moving to Newcastle United in 2017.

In a noteworthy transfer, Joselu made the switch to Alavés before joining Espanyol and eventually securing a loan move back to Real Madrid for the 2023-24 season.

Overall, Joselu has played 517 matches at his club level scoring 165 goals and creating 40 assists.

His international career

Alongside his club career, Joselu has also represented Spain at various youth levels before making his senior debut in 2023.

His talents were evident as he played a key role in Spain’s triumph at the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League, showcasing his ability to perform on the biggest stages.

The 34-year-old is also in Germany representing Spain in the ongoing Euro 2024.

Joselu achievement

Joselu, the talented footballer, has had an impressive run of achievements with Real Madrid.

In the 2023-24 season, he helped lead the team to victory in La Liga, the Supercopa de España, and the UEFA Champions League.

Additionally, Joselu also played a key role in Spain’s success, winning the UEFA Nations League in the 2022-23 season.

As a testament to his skill and talent on the field, Joselu was awarded the prestigious Zarra Trophy in the 2022-23 season.

Joselu’s journey through European football has been marked by perseverance, skill, and a strong will to succeed.


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