Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Real Madrid are reportedly considering recalling Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Jesus Vallejo after seeing him struggle for game time at the Premier League outfit.
Spanish sports newspaper ‘AS’ report as Wolves central defender Vallejo, 22, struggles to find minutes on the pitch after only starting two Premier League matches in the six months that he has been at the club.
AS claim Los Blancos have “called Wolves to address the issue and to break the contract that links him to the English side until June to search for a new destination in January for him”.
Local media report German side Eintracht Frankfurt and Spanish club Leganes are the strong favourites to sign Vallejo in this winter’s transfer window.
Vallejo played for Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Real Madrid in the 2016/2017 season making 25 appearances in the Bundesliga.
There are also reportedly several other clubs from the Bundesliga and La Liga interested in the 22-year-old defender.
News of his rumoured exit from the club has come as a surprise after he spoke with local media in October of this year saying: “Nuno (Espirito Santo) called me and explained the project to me. It is the club that bet the biggest on me.”
Local media report Wolverhampton boss Nuno Espirito Santo, 45, specifically asked for Vallejo which was a factor when the defender decided to go to the English club.
Vallejo has made seven appearances for Wolverhampton with two in the Premier League, two in the EFL Cup and three in Europa League qualifying. However he has struggled to make it off the bench and has missed out on several matchday squads. He was not in the squad for yesterday’s defeat to Liverpool.
It is unclear if Eintracht or Leganes have made any formal offers.
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