Real Madrid has signed forward Jose Callejon from Espanyol, its
third signing of the close season.
The 24-year-old Callejon, who agreed to a five-year deal, came
up through Madrid’s youth ranks before leaving for the
Barcelona-based club at the start of the 2008-09 season, where he
scored 10 goals in 97 appearances for Espanyol.
Madrid has already acquired Turkey midfielders Nuri Sahin from
German champion Borussia Dortmund and Hamit Altintop from Bayern
Madrid ended a two-season run without silverware by beating
Barcelona for the Copa del Rey. It finished second to Barcelona in
the league for the third consecutive year and also bowed out of the
Champions League semifinal stage to its great rival.