Jesus Vallejo, who came to Wolves on a season-long loan during the summer, could see his time at Molineux ending prematurely.
Spanish media outlet DefensaCentral have reported that his parent club Real Madrid could recall him during the winter transfer window due to concerns about the lack of game-time he is getting under Nuno Espirito Santo.
The 22-year-old has started just one Premier League game all season, the 2-5 defeat by Chelsea in September, and has not featured for Wolves in the Europa League group stage. [via TransferMarkt]
He has made only seven appearances in all competitions for the club, with most of those coming in either the Carabao Cup or Europa League qualifying rounds, and has seen Max Kilman starting ahead of him in the last two European games.
His two Premier League appearances against Chelsea and Southampton both drew scorn from many Wolves fans on social media, while his performance in the defeat to the Blues was described by the Express & Star‘s Matt Maher as “ponderous” and “a Premier League debut to forget”.
Wolves Live on Twitter (@WolvesFC_latest) asked followers if they think the club should try to keep Vallejo for as long as possible.
Real Madrid could cut short Jesus Vallejo's loan deal in January, according to reports in Spain.
— Wolves Live (@WolvesFC_latest) November 19, 2019
These Wolves fans delivered emphatic verdicts which did not look favourably on the on-loan defender:
No, send him back , he is too slow and ponderous
— Peter Shelley (@PeterShelley1) November 19, 2019
Kilman is better .
— wwfc79 (@HeatonBobby) November 19, 2019
Little physicality for such an important position and confidence is shot. I say let him go….
— Andy Lowe ◣ ◢ 🇬🇧 (@theAndyLowe) November 20, 2019
It’s not up to Wolves to do more to keep a player, it’s up to the player to do more to show he deserves a start. He’s been given opportunities and so far been found woefully short of the required standard.
— Jeremy Skidmore (@jeremyskidmore) November 19, 2019
I’ve got a day off work tomorrow, I’m more than happy to drive him to the airport!
— Marc Evans (@marc01evans) November 19, 2019
Turin apart, he’s been pretty much the worst player on the pitch for every minute he’s played so far this season. He looks like he came through the ranks of Wimbledon in the 90s rather than Madrid in the 2010s given his propensity to lamp it up field whenever in possession
— JR (@Walt_Jabsco_) November 19, 2019
He isn’t good enough hasn’t improved us at all
— craig foley (@foleyWWFC) November 19, 2019
Absolutely not, get this man as far away from our starting line up as possible TIA xoxox
— Obviously (@Obvious_Lee_me) November 19, 2019
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