Getafe hope for Leon loan
Getafe are hoping Real Madrid-bound youngster Pedro Leon will return to the club on loan next season.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 13/07/10 3:37pm
Getafe are hoping Real Madrid-bound youngster Pedro Leon will be able to return to the club on loan next season.
A deal is yet to be announced by the two clubs but Getafe coach Michel revealed on Monday that Leon has been sold to Real.
Reports suggest the 23-year-old winger, who is already back in pre-season training, could be sent back on loan to Getafe for the season to ensure he has regular first-team football.
And sporting director, Toni Munoz, confirmed Getafe are eager to have Leon at their disposal for another year.
"It's logical that the boss wants the best," he said. "We're going to try so that the player stays.
"He really wants to play and identifies himself a lot with the club. What will happen will be shown in the coming days.
"He's a player who is desired by many clubs. What's important is that he is now training.
"Madrid have their eye on him. We're going to keep calm and what there is to know will be known in the next few days."
After helping Murcia claim promotion to La Liga in 2006/07, Leon has moved clubs each of the last three summers, joining Levante, Valladolid and then last year Getafe.
He signed a five-year contract and scored eight goals in 35 games for the Madrid-based outfit as they finished sixth in La Liga and qualified for the Europa League.