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Thursday 21 November 2019

Real's Vallejo close to sealing Wolves move

Jesus Vallejo
Jesus Vallejo

Real Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo is having a medical at Wolves ahead of a loan move.

The 22-year-old is close to a season-long switch to Molineux, with a deal likely to be confirmed in the next 24 hours. Vallejo watched Wolves' 2-0 Europa League win over Crusaders on Thursday, a winning return to Europe after a 39-year exile, and met his new team-mates afterwards.

He will become the club's third signing of the summer after the loan moves of Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker were made permanent.

Vallejo started his career at Zaragoza before joining Real in 2015, although he was immediately loaned back for the season, and then spent the following campaign on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Over the past two seasons, Vallejo has made 19 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring once. He helped Spain Under-21s win Euro 2019 in June.

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo said on Wednesday he was confident of adding new faces to his squad.

He is keen on AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone and has also been linked with Southampton's Mario Lemina.

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