Crystal Palace are ‘interested in a January deal for Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral’ with the Eagles hoping to lure him away from his loan deal with Jose Mourinho’s Roma due to a lack of game time in Italy
- Crystal Palace are looking to sign Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral in January
- He is currently on loan at Roma but could leave due to lack of playing time
- The 24-year-old has has been limited to just 26 minutes in Serie A this season
Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral with a view to signing him in January according to reports.
Mayoral is currently on loan at Roma but his playing time has been limited this season under Jose Mourinho.
According to The Sun, Palace were interested in the striker last summer but he insisted on staying in Italy and the move could now happen during the winter transfer window.
Borja Mayoral has struggled for playing time since Jose Mourinho’s arrival this summer
The 24-year-old has played just 26 minutes of football in Serie A this season, with Mourinho favouring Tammy Abraham in the middle of a front three.
Mayoral fared much better under former manager Paulo Fonseca as he scored 17 goals and assisted seven in 47 games last season.
A product of Real Madrid’s academy, Mayoral has made 33 appearances for the Spanish giants since making his debut in 2015.
The 24-year-old has played just 26 minutes in Serie A despite scoring 17 goals last season
Former Chelsea man Tammy Abraham is Mourinho’s preferred striker in Roma’s attack
During that time, he has been loaned to Wolfsburg, Levante and Roma, where he’s currently at.
Palace have fared well in attack this season as they’ve scored 19 goals from their opening 13 games this season.
Christian Benteke looks to be rejuvenated this campaign having scored four league goals. Summer signing Odsonne Edouard has also fared well as he has scored three goals.
Patrick Vieira’s side lost 2-1 to Aston Villa on a Saturday, a result which brought their seven-game unbeaten run to an end. But the Eagles currently occupy 10th spot and will take-on Leeds next weekend.