Midfielder Alberto Soro will join Real Madrid imminently, according to Real Zaragoza president Christian Lapetra.It has been reported Soro will sign for Madrid in a €2.5 million deal that could rise to around €5m, before returning to Zaragoza on loan.Lapetra said on Friday he expected the transfer to be formally announced “in a matter of hours”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “As president, I have to sign off on the sale and I want to announce Soro will join Real Madrid in a matter of hours,” he said, as reported by AS.”All that remains is to sign a deal that is already done.”The 20-year-old made 29 appearances in a breakout season in the Segunda Division last term, scoring twice.The former Spain U18 international signed an extension with Zaragoza through 2022 last fall, but his standout campaign has earned him a move to Madrid.The left-footed player, who can operate either centrally or in wide midfield, had also previously been linked with a move to Barcelona. Elsewhere, Udinese have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid striker Cristo Gonzalez on a five-year deal. ⚽️ Cristo Gonzalez è dell’@Udinese_1896! Il giocatore spagnolo 🇪🇸, proveniente dal @realmadrid, ha firmato con i bianconeri per 5 anni.👉 https://t.co/ISnuKIXO1t #bienvenidogonzalez pic.twitter.com/EF50W8dDRk— Udinese Calcio (@Udinese_1896) July 19, 2019The 21-year-old scored 21 goals for Madrid’s Castilla side last season and also made four appearances for Madrid’s senior side, scoring once in the Copa del Rey.