The gap between the first team and the reserves at elite clubs is wider than ever, so it’s not a surprise that most players will need to leave in search of first team football.
Spanish winger Jorge de Frutos has impressed in Real Madrid’s B team and during a loan spell at Rayo Vallecano this season, but it always looked like the leap to the first team would be too much.
As a result, Real Madrid have just officially announced that he’s been sold to Levante:
Comunicado Oficial: Jorge de Frutos. #RealMadrid
— Real Madrid C.F. (34?) (@realmadrid) July 29, 2020
It will be interesting to see how he handles the step up to La Liga with Levante, having only played a handful of games in the top division with Real Valladolid in a loan spell.
There’s no sign of a transfer fee or any add ons in the statement, but you have to think that Real Madrid have included a buy back clause or at least a sell on clause in case he starts to shine.