Real Madrid have completed the signing of 18-year-old goalkeeper Mario de Luis from Rayo Vallecano, and the Spaniard will join Los Blancos’ U19 team at the start of the 2020/21 season.
De Luis had so impressed at Rayo Vallecano this term that he was close to being promoted to the senior team under Paco Jemez once football resumed after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The player himself made his farewell to the club official on his social media pages on Tuesday afternoon.
“Today is a difficult day for me,” he posted.
“I have to say goodbye to what has been my home for the past four seasons.
Real Madrid have finalised the signing of Rayo Vallecano's 18-year-old goalkeeper, Mario de Luis. He is considered one of the best goalkeepers of his generation and is a regular member of Spain's U18 side.
He will play for the U19s (Juvenil A) next season.
— Real Madrid Fabrica (@FabricaMadrid) June 30, 2020
“There are many memories, emotions and the images of everything I’ve lived with this club, Rayo has made me grow in every way and has given me values that I will always hold.”