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.
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.