Real Madrid’s Raul De Tomas coy on future

Real Madrid striker Raul De Tomas, currently on a season-long loan deal at Rayo Vallecano, has refused to comment on his future beyond this season.

The 24-year-old has been in fine form for struggling Rayo this season, hitting eight La Liga goals in 15 starts – more than any of Madrid’s first-team squad.

A youth product of Los Blancos, De Tomas is on his second season-long loan spell at the Vallecas-based club having netted 24 goals in their successful campaign last year.

“It’s normal that people keep talking about me and Real Madrid, but that’s because I have a contract with them,” De Tomas told Radio Marca.

“But on the other hand, I scored a hat-trick for another club and when the first questions are asking you about Madrid, well that is not what I want.

“These are the circumstances as they are and we do not know the future, but at the moment things are going very well.

“Nobody at Rayo is thinking about relegation, we are only thinking of growing as a team and scrapping for everything.”

There had been suggestions that Madrid may look to recall the striker following an injury crisis at the club, leaving 18-year-old Vinicius Junior as the most notable forward to end Sunday’s 2-1 win at Real Betis.

However, it has now been widely reported that De Tomas, who netted a hat-trick against Celta Vigo on Friday night, will not be returning to the European champions until the summer.

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