Championship club Bolton Wanderers are eyeing up a shock loan move for Real Madrid striker Raul De Tomas, according to Alan Nixon of the Sun newspaper.
The Trotters have struggled so far during the transfer window and with players going on strike over unpaid wages, the atmosphere around the club at the moment couldn’t be much worse.
However, fans will certainly head into the new season with a more positive and optimistic outlook should this deal for Real Madrid striker Raul De Tomas go through.
The 23-year-old is yet to make his senior Real Madrid debut, but set the Segunda Division alight last season on loan with Rayo Vallecano, scoring an incredible 24 goals in 32 appearances as the club won the league and promotion back to the Liga BBVA.
A product of the San Roque academy, De Tomas made the switch to Real Madrid’s academy in 2004 and, after eight years in the development squads, made his debut for the Real Madrid C team in 2012, where De Tomas would go on to score eight goals in 16 appearances.
The former Spanish under-19 international has since gone from strength to strength, scoring 14 goals in 36 games on loan with Valladolid during the 2016/17 season, before last campaign’s excellent return for Vallecano.
Now De Tomas could be on the move to England for the first time in his career, with Bolton Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson hoping to add the Spaniard to his first-team squad for the upcoming season. This could be the signing to keep Bolton in the Championship this season if it materialises.