Pedro Leon's wish comes true

Pedro Leon's wish comes true

Published Aug. 30, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Jose Mourinho has gotten his wish, with Pedro Leon leaving Real Madrid for cross-town rivals Getafe.

The 22-year-old, who moved to the Bernabeu from Getafe at the end of the 2009-10 season, will be loaned back to this former club for the 2011-12 season, with the Azulones to complete Leon's transfer next summer.

Leon moved to Real Madrid after scoring eight goals for Getafe in 2009-10, his only year with the club. The right winger had spent the previous season at Real Valladolid with a one year spell at Levante the preceding season.

Under Mourinho, Leon made only six league appearances, failing to score.


On Saturday, Mourinho stated Leon, midfielder Fernando Gago and defender Royston Drenthe did not enter into his plans, saying of Leon ''I would like him to leave.''

According to various reports in Spain, Getafe is obligated to buy Leon at the end of the loan agreement for €6 million. Real Madrid will pay portions of Leon’s wages this season.