Raúl de Tomás, on his Way to Benfica

Raúl de Tomás, on his Way to Benfica


In these days, Real Madrid businessmen are working without resting to have ready the squad for the new season. After the many signings closed in the first weeks of June, it’s also time to sell some of the players that Zinedine Zidane doesn’t count on. Kovacic and Marcos Llorente are already out of the club, and Raúl de Tomás will be the next one.

The striker is now in Lisbon passing the medical tests and he will sign today his contract with the Portuguese champions. Los Blancos will sell the forward for €20M or €25M to Benfica, a good operation for Real Madrid. Raúl de Tomás played last season at Rayo Vallecano and he scored 14 goals in La Liga, but was unable to avoid the relegation of the team.

Raúl de Tomás has grown in La Fábrica, but unfortunately he has never had the opportunity to show his skills with the first team. Several loans and now finally he will leave the club. This is the same path Rodrigo Moreno did some years ago, and now he’s a successful striker at Valencia and the Spanish national team. For sure, Benfica is a great destination for the young striker.

And Real Madrid cannot complain about the operation. In the last week, they’ve cashed €40M for Marcos Llorente, €45M for Kovacic and Chelsea agreement and now some extra money for Raúl de Tomás. The next movement will be Theo Hernández sold to AC Milan for €20M, this deal should be closed in the next hours.

It was pretty clear that Raúl de Tomás will end up out of Real Madrid this summer, but it is still unknown whether Mariano Díaz will stay in the club or not. The Dominican striker will have many important offers outside the Spanish capital, but Zidane might need a forward like him in some games during the season even if Jovic signing let him with few options to enjoy many minutes in the club.