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Vallejo Close to Joining Wolves on Loan

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The center back could be on his way to the English Premier League next season

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According to Spanish publication, Marca, Jesus Vallejo is a step away from joining Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season long loan. Wolves are coached by former Valencia tactician, Nuno Espirito Santo, who catapulted this exciting attacking team to 7th in the Premier League last season. With players like Diogo Jota, Raul Jiminez, Ruben Neves, and Moutinho, Wolves have now given themselves the opportunity to play in the Europa League. The loan move could be made official as early as today with reports suggesting it will be a simple one year loan deal with no option to buy the player.

Vallejo has been adamant this summer in his desire to stay at Real Madrid. But, with the arrival of Eder Militao and Nacho’s continued involvement in the team, Vallejo will have to continue his development elsewhere. This will be the third loan for Vallejo after spending two years at home with Real Madrid. When initially purchased, he was sent back to Zaragoza and then the following year was loaned to Eintracht Frankfurt, where he excelled.

Now at 22 years old, Vallejo needs to prove he can cut it at the top and stay fit for the majority of the season. His current contract expires in 2021, so he is expected to renew before being sent out to Wolves for his loan. If Vallejo can produce a fit and quality season in the Premier League, his chances of succeeding at Madrid will increase greatly. If he ends up as a starter playing week in and week out, this will be the best move for both player and club.