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Real Madrid defender will consider offers to leave the club this summer



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Even though Real Madrid have seen four players leave this summer, more exits are on the cards before the transfer window closes.

Alvaro Odriozola is likely to be the next player to bid adieu to the Santiago Bernabeu. And, the Spaniard could be followed out of the doors by fellow defender Jesus Vallejo.

Indeed, as per journalist Miguel Angel Toribio on Radio MARCA, Vallejo is now ready to consider offers to leave Real Madrid in the ongoing transfer window.

The 26-year-old has been on Los Blancos’ books since 2015 but has largely been loaned out by the club. Vallejo has been part of the squad at the Bernabeu over the past two seasons but has hardly been called upon by manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Indeed, Vallejo has played just 12 times across all competitions in the last two seasons combined. The Spaniard is behind Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, David Alaba, and Antonio Rudiger in the order of preference.

Ancelotti is understood to have told Vallejo that he does not count on him heading into the new season. Despite that, the 26-year-old centre-half was keen on staying put.

But, it appears that he has now changed his stance and is ready to consider offers to leave the Santiago Bernabeu before the transfer window slams shut.

It has previously been reported that the former Real Zaragoza starlet has offers on the table from clubs within Spain and outside to secure an exit this summer.

Vallejo still has two years left on his contract with Real Madrid, but his market value stands at a lowly €2 million. As such, it is unlikely that the Merengues can get a sizeable fee for his services. Even then, they would be happy to offload a player who is not in the manager’s plans for the future.

*Player market value from Transfermarkt

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club



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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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