Espanyol have this Friday made their signing of Burgui official, with the left winger arriving on loan from Real Madrid in order to fight for a starting place with Victor Alvarez. At only 21 years of age, Burgui is one of the brightest prospects from Los Blancos' academy.
Espanyol and Real Madrid have reached an agreement regarding a loan deal for the player Jorge Franco Alviz, who is known in football as Burgui, for a season with the option to buy at the end of the campaign.
Burgui, who is part of Real Madrid's Castilla squad, passed a medical on Friday morning at Clinica Creu Blanca, before signing his contract in the afternoon. The player will start working with his new teammates on Monday.
Burgui is an offensiev player who can play as a striker, as a second striker and on the left-hand side of midfield.
The player gave his first comments to the club's TV channel. He revealed that "I was waiting for several weeks to share news of my signing. I am very motivated and excited, and raring to go and learn in my first season at the highest level." He also described himself: "I consider myself to be skilful and quick." Burgui also confessed that he had spoken with Lucas Vazquez and Cristian Gomez, "they recommended Espanyol to me as a nice club, and it gave me confidence. They have always been my first and only choice."