Spanish promising defender Jesus Vallejo is close to reaching a deal with Real Madrid, Spanish digital newspaper Libertad Digital has reported.
The news of Los Blancos interest in signing the 18-year-old Zaragoza man were spread a few days ago and it seems like negotiations are going fast.
Vallejo has made a great impact this season at second division side Zaragoza, becoming one of the youngest captains in all big European leagues.
He has also been the captain of the Spanish Under-19 national team that has recently conquered the European Championship in Greece.
Libertad Digital reports that Los Merengues are willing to pay the player’s six-million-euro buy-out clause, although they wouldn’t bring him this season. Vallejo would stay one more year at his hometown club and the deal would also include Los Blancos youngster Borja Garcia loan to Zaragoza.
Spanish radio station Cadena SER has also reported that Vallejo’s agent has admitted the deal is almost closed. “It isn’t closed yet because the boy is on holidays. When he gets back on Monday we will resume negotiations,” he has reportedly admitted.
Real Madrid are working hard to sign all the rising stars in European football. In the past months, they have signed Martin Odegaard and Marco Asensio, and now they are about to land Lin Liangming and Vallejo.