Official: Wolves secure Vallejo loan signing/Ruben Neves injury update

Wolverhampton Wanderers have this afternoon confirmed the loan arrival of Jesus Vallejo from Real Madrid, as well as providing an update on the fitness of Ruben Neves.

Real stopper

22-year-old central defender Vallejo came up through the youth ranks of Real Zaragoza, before making the move to La Liga rivals Madrid in 2015.

However, the presence of the likes of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane at the Bernabeu has since understandably seen game-time hard to come by for Vallejo.

On the back of his return from a pair of consecutive loan spells between 2015 and 2017, the Spaniard subsequently managed just 12 league appearances over the course of the last two campaigns.

Last season, all told, Vallejo notched 4 La Liga starts.

As such, on the back of his impressive showings in captaining Spain’s U21’s to European Championship glory this summer, it has since come as little surprise to see Vallejo named as a target for a number of clubs.

Wolves switch

The outfit long-thought to be leading the race for the stopper’s services, though, have been Premier League outfit Wolves.

As such, confirmation of Vallejo’s move to Molineux arriving this afternoon has come as little surprise.

The 22-year-old has joined Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad on loan for the 2019/20 season. There is no mention, however, of an option to buy as part of the deal:

‘Tests were clear’

In other Wolves news, meanwhile, the club have provided an update on the fitness of star midfielder Ruben Neves.

Neves was forced off in the 58th-minute of the Midlands outfit’s Europa League qualifying clash with Crusaders on Thursday evening, before being taken to hospital.

The Wolves faithful, though, can breathe a sigh of relief, after tests came back ‘all clear’:

‘Following a heavy blow to the abdominal area during the second half of last night’s game, Ruben was taken to hospital as a precaution for further tests to ensure there was no significant injury to his abdomen.’

‘Thankfully, all the tests were clear, and he returned home later in the evening.’

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