The 20-year-old central defender was one of Spain’s standout players in the U21 European Championships earlier this summer, helping La Roja to a runners-up finish, having lost to Germany 1-0 in the final.
Having impressed, Vallejo has now been given the chance to feature in Zinedine Zidane’s first team squad next season and was presented as a player on Friday morning, being given the number three shirt – formerly of Pepe.
“”I am convinced that with humility, sacrifice, and work, the values that my parents have instilled in me, I will be able to achieve the big things with the best club in the world,” he told gathering reporters at Santiago Bernabeu.
“The reception has been spectacular and I want to thank everyone. I will give everything for this badge. Hala Madrid.”
Born in Zaragoza, the defender signed for his hometown club in 2008, progressing into the senior squad before Madrid signed him and subsequently loaned him back and then on to German side Eintracht Frankfurt last season, where he impressed.
Vallejo has represented Spain at U16, U17, U19 and U21 level.
Source: La Liga News