Andriy Lunin, Jesus Vallejo, Javi Sanchez, and Jorge De Frutos all had failed loan moves this summer. Fortunately, Lunin and De Frutos have already moved on to new clubs in the Segunda which will guarantee them playing time — Real Oviedo and Rayo Vallecano. The jury is still out on whether Vallejo will get his move out of Wolves on time. Javi Sanchez repeatedly will stay at Valladolid as he feels he can still earn a spot.
In order to avoid these failed moves as best as possible, Marca have reported that Real Madrid have decided to create a “Loan Department”. Moving forward, all potential loan transfers will be evaluated with extreme scrutiny and detail. Greater emphasis will be made on the clubs historical treatment of youngsters, the coach, playing style, and the competition.
The reports from Marca come as a surprise, one would have expected Real Madrid to have already had a similar department and to have been truly evaluating each loan. Needless to say, with the arrival of Reiner Jesus and the high probability for future loans of players like Kubo, Lunin, Vallejo, and others, it means this department is a necessity. If only Florentino had been a listener of the Loan Tracker podcast!