Real Madrid have reportedly tied youth academy prospect Borja Mayoral to a new long-term deal following recent reports linking the 18-year-old striker with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. Spanish newspaper AS claimed the Los Blancos wunderkind had received several offers from around Europe, but instead opted to put pen to paper on a deal keeping him at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021.
The 18-year-old is considered one of the biggest talents to emerge from the Real Madrid academy in recent years, having made his debut with the first-team earlier this season during a La Liga victory over Las Palmas. He attracted the interest of a number of clubs around Europe last summer after becoming the sensation of the Under-19 European Championship, being top scorer in the tournament and helping his national team to the title.
Having worked with Zinedine Zidane in the Real Madrid second team he is expected to have a chance to prove his worth in the first team again soon, possibly as a back-up for Karim Benzema. However, there had been a delay in negotiations over his new deal recently.
Recently the Sunday People reported Chelsea were considering a move for the player in the January mercato, as he only had 18 months left on his current contract.
But AS now claims Real have tied him up until 2021 with a deal new sure to ward off potential suitors. A number of La Liga outfits, as well as the Premier League trio, were credited with interest, but the striker has committed himself to his childhood side.