Spanish forward Borja Mayoral on Thursday said during his presentation as a new Levante player, that his original plan was to stay at Real Madrid, but the signing of his countryman Mariano during the summer transfer window prompted him to leave the Whites.
Mayoral said he had offers from Sevilla and Alaves, but he made up his mind to join Levante on loan for the 2018-2019 season after talks with its president Quico Catalan and coach Paco Lopez, reports Efe news.
"I think I would have been at Real Madrid if Mariano had not arrived. I talked with (Real Madrid head coach) Julen Lopetegui and he told me he wanted me to stay and I would get chances," Mayoral said during a press conference.
"Everything indicated that I was staying, but until August 31, everything is possible... I am focused on Levante," the player said, adding "now I am happy and willing to start."