Real Madrid have officially announced that young defender Jesus Vallejo will be a Los Blancos player for the next six seasons.
Los Merengues have reportedly paid Zaragoza 4.5 million euros. The 18-year-old centre-back will stay at his hometown club next season on a one-year loan, playing in the Spanish second division.
Real have published the following statement in their website:
Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza have reached an agreement on the transfer of Jesus Vallejo, who will sign with the club for six seasons. Vallejo will remain at Real Zaragoza on loan for the coming season.
Vallejo is one of the biggest prospects in European football. He has impressed many this season becoming Zaragoza’s captain and leading the Spanish national team that has won the European Under-19 Championship. He is seen by many as the next Sergio Ramos.
Los Blancos are working hard in building a bright future, signing teenagers Martin Odegaard, Marco Asensio and Vallejo. They are also negotiating to bring other two wonkerkids: Chinese pearl Lin Liangming and Betis youngster Dani Ceballos.
Real want Vallejo to keep growing at Zaragoza, where he will fight for promoting to La Liga. Should the club succeed in returning to the Spanish first division, Vallejo would most likely remain there for another year. Otherwise he would be loaned to a bigger club.