Jesus Vallejo is still at Wolverhampton Wanderers and continues to take part in training despite being expected to return to Real Madrid after a disappointing loan spell.
According to the Express and Star, the 23-year-old will only return to his parent club when another loan move away has been confirmed. Real are keen for the central defender to get first-team football and don’t want him being on the periphery at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Vallejo joined Wolves in July 2019 and has gone on to make only seven appearances in all competitions, the last of which came in their 1-1 draw with Southampton (October 19).
With Conor Coady, Leander Dendoncker, Romain Saiss, Ryan Bennett and Max Kilman ahead of Vallejo in the pecking order, the Spaniard has spent most of the campaign out of the matchday squad (13 times) or as an unused substitute (15 times).
Vallejo didn’t fare too well when called upon either, conceding six goals in his only two Premier League appearances, so he quickly fell out of favour under Nuno.
Given the central defender has been omitted from the matchday squad in Wolves’ last three games, he could sit out against Newcastle on Saturday.