La Liga 123 hotshot discusses Real Madrid dreamApril 20, 2018
Raul de Tomas has revealed his dream to play for Real Madrid’s first team next season in an interview with Onda Cero.
The 23-year-old forward has been in superb form on loan at Rayo Vallecano this season, netting 20 goals in 26 games for the La Liga 123 side, with whom he is on loan at until the summer.
Having joined Madrid’s first team setup in 2013, De Tomas made his official first team debut in October 2014, replacing Karim Benzema in the Copa dey win over Cornella, before representing the club’s Castilla side.
However, he has not featured for the first team since and was sent out on loan to Madrid’s city neighbours.
“My dream is to break into the Real Madrid first team,” De Tomas told Onda Cero. “My contract ends next year and my future with the club depends on my own performances, which I must focus on.
“But it is the same dream as every youth team player, to succeed at this club and to be considered for the highest team. Madrid will decide on where I play next season, and perhaps I could stay at Rayo, regardless of what division we are in.”
Born in Madrid to a Dominican mother, De Tomas joined Real Madrid’s youth setup in 2004 and has had professional spells on loan with Cordoba and Real Valladolid.
His career statistics make good reading, having scored 62 goals in 156 games – prompting interest from a number of La Liga clubs, such as Valencia, who have been credited with interest in Spanish press of late.
Rayo, sit joint top of Spain’s second division, level on points with league leaders Sporting Gijon and they are fully expected to be promoted back to La Liga.