Real Madrid have sent young Paraguay striker Carlos Javier Acuna on-loan to Recreativo.

The 22-year-old impressed in the first half of the season for Real Madrid Castilla and even made the bench for the first team against Sporting Gijon; his season however was cut short by a knee operation in January which kept him out for the remainder of the season.

"I am happy to be returning to Andalucia, I had an excellent time here with Cadiz, so for that reason it's great to be back," Acuna said.

"The club have given me a great reception here, and I am delighted by that."

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