Wolves are in negotiations with Real Madrid over the loan signing of defender Jesus Vallejo, according to Sky Sports News.

The Premier League outfit are looking to strengthen their back four ahead of the new campaign, and have identified the 22-year-old as a prime target.

Reports are yet to suggest whether the loan deal for Vallejo will include an option to buy, something Wolves would be keen on incase the Spaniard is an instant hit at Molineux.

Real Madrid may be willing to allow the youngster to leave on a permanent basis given his current position in the club’s pecking order, which has been effected by their signing of Eder Militao.

Vallejo has invaluable experience of the Champions League, something that would be hugely beneficial to Wolves given their involvement in the Europa League this season.

The defender has featured 19 times for Real since joining the club back in 2015, as he has had to bide his time given the strength of the Spanish giant’s back four.

Vallejo has enjoyed successful loan spells with Zaragoza and Eintracht Frankfurt during that time, with Wolves considered his next destination ahead of the transfer window closing.

At just 22-years-old, the defender already has incredible leadership skills having made 22 appearances for Spain U21s, which included captaining the side to their Euro U21 Championship triumph this summer.

Wolves will be making an astute signing with the arrival of Vallejo, given his experience of European football at the highest level.

While Real rate the youngster, with a number of players ahead of him an option to buy clause could be agreed upon if the club don’t see a future of him as a first team regular.

Wolves will be hoping that is the case, so that they can assess the impact Vallejo has on the squad over the next 12 months before deciding on whether the keep him at Molineux permanently.


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