Vallejo moved to England to bring his troubles at Real Madrid to an end and build on his impressive outings with the Spanish U-21 side.
Florentino Perez is overseeing his third revolution at the Santiago Bernabeu. Two rounds of Galacticos stars have called Madrid their home and that seems to be end of that experiment.
Now a new breed of promising youngsters are ready to make the step up to Los Blancos first team. And Jesus Vallejo remains a part of this group.
The defender was picked from Real Zaragoza after his impressive breakthrough year in Segunda Division. And when Madrid calls, you do not say no. He joined Los Blancos in the summer of 2015.
However, like many a super star, Vallejo has failed to make the grade. He impressed during his yearlong loan move but his return has been frivolous to say the least.
Out of Zinedine Zidane’s priorities but still a large part of Madrid’s long term goals, Vallejo was sent to Molineux for more first team action. Minutes in the English Premier League under an aspiring manager would add to his credentials and put a decent price tag for his services.
The plan was perfect for a player who had captained Spain’s U21s team to European Championship’s glory. With a glowing reputation and a bludgeoning resume, Vallejo was touted for success.
After all, not everyone can succeed with the Whites but it does not discount your potential as a player. Dani Ceballos with Arsenal, James Rodriguez with Bayern Munich, were good examples to look at.
However, it seems that Vallejo’s stint is following his trajectory in the White shirt. He has failed to establish himself in Midlands and looks he is closer to the U23s than first team fringes.
If you understand how Nuno Espirito Santo, and it sheds how the Zaragoza native is viewed. With greater starting positions available in a three-man defense, Vallejo has only accrued 612 minutes.
Moreover, he has only started a single premier league game and was sitting on the bench in their away win over Bournemouth. He is one of the few players looking from the outside in from a squad of 21 players.
There are reports in Spain that Madrid are looking to recall the youngster back. And it will be a damning verdict on his potential.
However, his injury struggles coupled with Wolves promising league run means Nuno has not had the luxury to trust him. But with a congested fixture list leading to New Year through the Christmas period, it is expected Vallejo will get a chance.