Jesus Vallejo Lazaro

Berlin, July 13 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt have boosted their defence ahead of the football season with the loan signing of Jesus Vallejo Lazaro for one year from Real Madrid.

“With Jesus Vallejo, we have loaned a young and very talented centre-back, who has been signed by Real Madrid for the long term, ” Frankfurt’s sporting director Bruno Huebner said on Tuesday. “This shows that Europe’s top clubs highly rate the qualities of this player.”

Frankfurt’s new arrival started his youth career in 2007 at Spanish side Real Zaragoza before he joined record champions Real Madrid in July 2015 after signing a six-year deal. However, Zaragoza immediately loaned him back for one year, reports Xinhua.

Vallejo provided one goal in overall 51 competitive outings for Zaragoza. He played his way through Spain’s national youths teams and is now part of their Under-21 team.

“I am of course very excited to get to know my new team-mates and to integrate myself into the squad as soon as possible,” Jesus Vallejo said. “I want to support the team as best I can.”

The 19-year-old is Frankfurt’s sixth summer signing after, Omar Mascarell (Real Madrid), Taleb Tawatha (Maccabi Haifa), Ante Rebic (ACF Fiorentina, loan), Danny Blum (1. FC Nuernberg) and Branimir Hrgota (Borussia Mönchengladbach),

The “Eagles” open their Bundesliga season 2016-2017 against Schalke on August 27.

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