If he stays José María Callejón would be the 15th Spaniard in Real Madrid’s squad of 28, but he is on the cusp of reaching a deal to sign for Napoli. Madrid and the Italian club, who have accepted the player’s terms, are on the point of agreeing a transfer fee, likely to be just under 10 million euros. A good bit of business for the Spanish club, taking into account that the player was brought back to the capital from Espanyol in 2011 for 5.5 million. The player will travel to Naples on Tuesday to sign the deal, which according to ‘TuttoNapoli’ will be for four seasons.
The striker has gone up in value because he knew how to take advantage of the chances Mourinho gave him, especially in the first season. 1,368 minutes in 36 games, with 13 goals. That gave him more minutes in the second season: 2,017 in 41 games, though he only hit the back of the net seven times.
It was exactly two years and six days ago that Callejon signed for Madrid, where his salary is 2.1 million euros, net of taxes. Now, following express orders of Benítez (who has the same agent as the player), he will go onto 3,5 million.