Real Madrid have announced
on their official website that
they have completed the re-
signing of Lucas Vazquez
Vazquez came through the
Madrid youth system, but
failed to break into the first team under Carlo
Ancelotti, before moving on to Espanyol last season.
The Catalans were hoping to activate their option to
purchase the 24-year-old’s contract outright from
Madrid, although Madrid held an option to buy him
back either this summer or next year.
Espanyol president Joan Collet stated earlier this
week that the two sides had agreed a fee, believed to
be around €1 million, that would see the Spaniard
return to the capital, but the Catalan side are
reportedly holding on to 25 per cent of his rights.
Madrid have now confirmed that the player has
returned to the club and signed a five-
year deal, becoming new head coach Rafael Benitez’s
first piece of business.
“Real Madrid have recovered the rights of Lucas
Vazquez within the existing agreement with
Espanyol,” a statement reads.
“The player is tied to the club for the next five
During his solitary season at Espanyol,
Vazquez scored three and set up a further six goals in
33 La Liga appearances.