He caught the eye with some majestical performances in this season's Champions League.
Possibly Spain's most complete attacking player, he has strength, flair and skill in abundance.
Powerful on the ball, he is capable of scoring from distance, in the air or finding his own route to goal.
He raises himself for the big games but has yet to fully convince the Spanish public that he is worth a starting place.
However, with no one ever really having impressed alongside Raul, Tristan could prove to be the best solution.
Unlike Raul, who can play a deeper role if needed, Tristan is an out-and-out front man.
An intuitive player with an exquisite first touch, he will try his luck given the slightest of chances.