Real Madrid have confirmed that young striker Borja Mayoral will join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on a season-long loan deal.
The 19-year-old was part of the Real squad that travelled to North America for a pre-season tour, but returned to Spain to finalise the details of his move to the Volkswagen Arena.
Mayoral said he was looking forward to a new chapter in his career and expressed hope that regular first-team football could help him earn a return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
"I've had nine unforgettable seasons at Real Madrid. Right now I'm feeling a lot of emotions, but if I had to sum them all up, I'd give a heartfelt thanks for everything that the club has offered me and how it's helped me over the years. I'm going to try to perform to my best to come back here," he told Real's official website.
"Wolfsburg are a big name in German football and in the Bundesliga. I'm very happy and excited about the new chapter which lies ahead."
'Bundesliga suits my style'
With Real Madrid Castilla playing in the third-tier of Spanish football, the club's hierarchy thought the young striker would be better off joining another club to continue his development, the paper said.
Mayoral spoke with Dani Carvajal about the move to Germany, with the Spanish full-back returning from a successful loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen to establish himself in the Real first-team.
"He told me it's a great league and to take advantage of it," the 19-year-old was reported as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport.
"It's a serious competition, the Bundesliga. It's a very attacking league and that suits my style, making it a great place to gain some experience."
Defending European champions Real will face Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Bayern Munich during their pre-season trip to North America.