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Out-of-favour Real Madrid defender keen to stay despite having offers to leave



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Jesus Vallejo is a player that has featured very sparingly for Real Madrid. The 26-year-old has been with the club since 2015 but spent most of the early years being farmed out on loan.

Since returning from his temporary stint with Granada after the 2020/21 season, the Spaniard has stayed put at the Santiago Bernabeu but has not seen enough minutes under Carlo Ancelotti.

In fact, this past season, Vallejo played only four times across all competitions, clocking a total of just 88 minutes. The 26-year-old is behind Eder Militao, David Alaba, Antonio Rudiger, and Nacho Fernandez in the pecking order at the Spanish capital club.

As such, Real Madrid are open to the possibility of selling Vallejo in the summer transfer window, even though they are very happy with the professionalism and commitment shown by the 26-year-old.

But, according to AS, Vallejo has no desire to leave Real Madrid anytime soon despite having offers to join other clubs this summer.

The centre-half has a contract with the Merengues until the summer of 2025 and wishes to fulfil that, even though he has proposals from clubs within Spain and outside.

Vallejo had been in the news recently after he gave up the No. 5 jersey to new signing Jude Bellingham, for which the England international thanked him. The centre-back will be wearing the No. 24 kit, should he stay put with Real Madrid this summer.

The defender is already working hard on his physical fitness in Zaragoza to prepare for the pre-season which is bound to kick off on July 10. And, as things stand, Vallejo has no plans or thoughts of leaving Real Madrid this summer.

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Bellingham reacts after Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin: “Every day I’m very grateful to be here”



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Just over a month into the 2023/24 season, Jude Bellingham is already the toast of the town in Madrid.

Indeed, the 20-year-old midfield prodigy has made a sensational start to life as a Real Madrid player and the story continued last night on his UEFA Champions League debut for the club.

With the game against Union Berlin seemingly headed towards a draw, Bellingham found himself in the right place at the right time to turn home a late winner in stoppage time and send the Santiago Bernabeu into a state of frenzy.

The England international is making it a habit of scoring late winners for Real Madrid and is basking in all the admiration that is coming his way.

Following yet another match-winning performance, which led to him being named the MVP of the game, Bellingham spoke to the club’s media and said:

“It was a good win. It was a tough match, they were very well-organised at the back. It was frustrating at times, but we knew we had to keep insisting and try to find those gaps.

“We missed a lot of chances, but in the end, I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to score.”

On his dream start to life at Real Madrid with six goals in six games, Bellingham said: “I am very happy. Every day I am very grateful to be here. I come with a smile on my face, happy to learn from my teammates and to keep winning. Winning is the most important objective here.”

“I didn’t expect a start like this. I was confident in doing things well and, so far, it’s going very well. I’ve got my feet firmly on the ground and I’m calm. I hope it continues like this,” he later added.

The 20-year-old sensation also opened up on the goal he scored last night to win it for Los Blancos against Union Berlin, saying:

“I thought I had to follow the ball, just like against Getafe. They’re not aesthetic goals, but you have to be there to score them. Now it’s my turn to take advantage of those moves, but we’re a team and we help each other with the moves. That’s key.”

Talking about the atmosphere at the Santiago Bernabeu on a Champions League night, Bellingham could not hide his joy at experiencing it as he said:

“It’s the best. I thought La Liga was going really well until I heard the noise after the goal. I’m crazy about the support of the fans. You don’t know how big this club is until you are part of it. Hopefully, I’ll be here for many years to come.”

Signing off, he had a few words about Real Madrid’s start to the season, with six wins in six games across all competitions, saying:

“It’s the most important thing. At the beginning of the season, we would have signed it. We have to maintain this level and carry this rhythm into the next game. We all have to continue with this level of play because we have a lot of games ahead of us.”

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