Real Madrid bosses are covering little by little all the spots available in the squad. Marcos Alonso will reinforce the stopper position and give Casemiro a rest; Theo Hernández will cover Coentrao’s position in the left-back and Jesús Vallejo will be Pepe’s replacement as the fourth centre-back of the club.
Jesús Vallejo is currently preparing the European Championship with the Spanish national team U-21. He should be one of the most important players of the squad, together with Marco Asensio, another Real Madrid player. The club has the opportunity to sign another defender, and actually there were four options to replace Pepe, but the replacement was in-house.
The defender already knows that he will return to the Spanish league in July. Real Madrid told the player that he will be Pepe’s replacement in the squad, as the fourth full-back. Therefore, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Nacho and Vallejo will be the four defenders. All very young and prepared to defend the Spanish and European crown.
Vallejo was signed by Real Madrid last summer from Real Zaragoza, in Second Division, for €5M. Los Blancos decided then to give him on loan one season and he travelled to Germany to play with Eintracht Frankfurt. There, he was one of the best full-backs in the first half of the season, helping the team to fight for European positions.
From February, he had several injury problems that prevented him to shine more in the club. However, he was able to play the German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund. He played 25 games in Bundesliga, 22 of them in the line-up, scoring one goal against Leipzig.
Jesús Vallejo has been in touch with Real Madrid the whole season. Actually, the player went back to Madrid when he got injured to improve his performance and heal quicker. He’s been a beloved player for Eintracht Frankfurt supporters and now he has the chance to play at Real Madrid. It will be very interesting to see how many opportunities the Spaniard is able to have with the competitors in the squad.