Having headed into the October international break in fantastic fashion as Wolverhampton Wanderers backed up victory over Besiktas in the Europa League with a fabulous 2-0 win over Manchester City, the lull in fixtures always gives rise to a bit of reflection and transfer speculation.
22-year-old centre-half, Jesus Vallejo, now has five appearances under his belt for the club, with three appearances in Europe and an EFL Cup showing. His Premier League bow came against Chelsea in that disappointing defeat, but with news quiet, he was speaking to Spanish outlet AS over the weekend, to discuss how the move from Real Madrid came around and why he made the switch to the Molineux, despite having other clubs interested in him.
“It was a bit of everything…I wanted to have this experience. I talked to Jonny Otto and Adama Traore, and Real Madrid strongly recommended that I come here. They told me that they would further my development and I wanted to go where they felt best. And, of course, Wolves influenced me. Nuno called me and told me about the project. It was the club that took more of a chance on me.”
Vallejo’s performances have certainly been mixed so far really, but our start to the year has been mixed full stop with the early start for our European adventure, but there’s every expectation that he will improve and then the question as to whether we try and push through a permanent deal for him will be on the table and creating news of its own.