Wolverhampton Wanderers’ transfer business before the start of the season included signing Jesús Vallejo on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid.
The centre-back was the Premier League club’s first signing of the last window and was hoping the temporary move would help him get regular minutes.
However, things haven’t gone as per the plan as Vallejo has started only once in the league and has four more starts in the EFL Cup and Europa League.
Wednesday’s edition of AS claims the 13-time European champions are ‘concerned’ with the 22-year-old’s situation at Molineux because Nuno Espírito Santo has not used him regularly this campaign.
It’s claimed the La Liga side had ‘high hopes’ when they allowed Vallejo to join Wolves on loan, but things haven’t worked out well so far.
Apart from Vallejo, Nuno Espírito Santo has the services of Willy Boly, Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady and Max Kilman in the centre-back position.
Vallejo is not the first choice centre-back at Wolves and it’s unlikely his situation could improve in the second half of this season.
Real Madrid are ‘concerned’ about Andriy Lunin, who is on loan at Valladolid. Due to lack of opportunities, the Spanish side are planning to recall him in January, but the report doesn’t mention whether or not they have plans to recall Vallejo in the winter market.