Real Madrid re-sign Vazquez from Espanyol on five-year deal

Published Jul. 2, 2015 7:14 a.m. ET

Real Madrid have exercised an option to buy back Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez from Espanyol.

Lucas, 23, left Real 12 months ago to join Espanyol on a season-long deal but has returned to put pen to a paper on a five-year deal with Los Blancos.

Espanyol were prepared to make Lucas' stay permanent but Real have paid the one million euro fee to bring Lucas back to the Santiago Bernabeu.

A statement from Real Madrid read: "Real Madrid CF has exercised their buy-back contract rights over Lucas Vazquez in the existing agreement with RCD Espanyol.

"The player will remain linked to our club for the next five seasons."

Lucas, a Real academy product, scored three goals in 33 league appearances for Espanyol in his debut season in La Liga.

His return follows the signings of Brazil internationals Casemiro and Danilo from FC Porto.


Real appointed Rafa Benitez as their new coach last month after sacking Carlo Ancelotti following a trophy-less year.

The players are due to report for pre-season training on July 13.


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