The summer transfer window is quickly approaching its closing days, but Real Madrid are yet to take a firm stance on the situation of several players.
The Spanish club have been on the fence for most of their players, neither pushing for their departure nor committing to their extension. One such player is Jesus Vallejo.
According to reports from Diario AS, Carlo Ancelotti is happy with the player’s recent performances. While the door to his exit remains open, the coach is not opposed to the Spaniard’s continuity either.
The 25-year-old was heavily linked with a departure ahead of the transfer window. However, his strong performances in the preseason have made a lasting impression on the manager, who now sees Vallejo as a valuable option.
In the USA leg of the preseason, the defender played 84 minutes over three games and even recorded one assist in the game against Juventus.
The centre-back will face heavy competition to start if he opts to stay. At the moment, Antonio Rudiger, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, and David Alaba are all ahead of Vallejo in the pecking order.
There are rumours of Ancelotti planning to use the Spaniard at left-back for the upcoming season, and it was confirmed when the manager opted to try it against the Bianconeri.
Given that Ferland Mendy is the only direct option to cover the left-back position, this solution could help Vallejo get more minutes under his belt. Yet, the outcome will depend on where Alaba’s future lies- central defence or left-back.
Last season, Vallejo only made five league appearances for Los Blancos and oversaw two clean sheets.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.