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Valencia and Villarreal Interested in Borja Mayoral

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The on loan striker’s contract ends in 2021 and both Valencia-based clubs are interested in Mayoral’s services

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According to a report from Sergio Santos of AS, both Valencia and Villarreal are interested in signing Borja Mayoral this summer. The striker, who is currently on loan at Levante, would have one year remaining on his contract and would likely be available for a discounted fee. Despite being rather underwhelming in many of his 30 appearances for Levante this season, he has managed to score 8 goals and provide 1 assist. Many in Spanish football still feel the 23-year-old has plenty of room to grow and hit his potential.

With only one year remaining on his deal and the impact of the Coronavirus, it seems Mayoral is destined to leave this summer. A player who shined at the youth levels, one who seemed destined to be a great Spainishs striker, has seen his stock fall in recent years. The success at youth levels hasn’t quite transferred over at the professional level after a failed loan move to Wolfsburg and two successive loan spells at Levante, where in truth the striker has never shown he is capable of producing Real Madrid-level performances on a consistent basis.

Valencia have the upper-hand over Villarreal having made contact with the player and his entourage earlier in the season. Real Madrid are open to an offer and will listen to the players desire as the reports on his behavior, attitude, and off-field training have been impeccable while away from the cub. The club could expect a fee around €3 - €5 million.