Santos forward Willian José joins Real Madrid Castilla on loan
Brazil forward Willian José has moved to Spain and joined Real Madrid Castilla on a loan until the end of the Spanish season.
The Santos forward has joined the Real Madrid reserve side in hope of impressing and earning a long-term contract with the European giants.
A statement from the club read: “Willian José da Silva, 22-year-old striker who played in the last Campeonato Brasileiro with Santos, has signed a contract which will see him join Real Madrid Castilla on loan until June of this year.
“The club reserve the option to buy.”
The statement was quoted by Sky Sports news who linked the transfer with another that occurred in January 2013.
21-year-old Brazilian Casemiro joined Real on loan from São Paulo and he went onto be a success, signing a permanent deal with the Spanish side last summer for a reported fee of €6 million.
He has gone on to appear for the senior side several times this season and is familiar with Willian José after the pair represented Brazil in the 2011 South American Youth Championships.
Willian José will now be given a huge opportunity to earn himself a move to Real and curiously this will be his fifth professional team of his career, despite being just 22-years-old.