Madrid signs Callejon from Espanyol, 3rd addition

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

Munich.

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.