The problem is he's a Valdano transfer, like Pedro León and Mourinho would erase the greatest part of Valdano's work on RM, if it isn't this the reason why he doesn't play, I don't know why RM buy him. Anyone remember the past preseason? He seems to get more minutes than Kaka or Ozil, playing fine, giving assists to his mates... remember a good connection with Higuain and Benzema... so I don't know what happened to him.
He's young enough, like Bojan, so there's enough time to redress his career.
Talking about his transfer, I thought it's close to Villarreal, some info talk about Villarreal want a complete transfer and RM a loan, but Villarreal talks with him to preassure RM to let him go to Castellón de la Plana.