Jesus Vallejo will return to Real Madrid next season after completing a loan spell at German club Eintracht Frankfurt, it has been confirmed.
The 20-year-old was signed by Madrid from Real Zaragoza for €5m in 2015 and now looks set to replace the departing Pepe in the club’s first team squad.
"It was my dream when I signed for Real Madrid two years ago to be part of the first team. This dream has now come true," Vallejo explained on the German club's website.
"But it would never have been possible without the help of Eintracht Frankfurt."
The Bundesliga club's sporting director Fredi Bobic added: "Of course, we have mixed feelings about this news. Jesus enjoyed an outstanding season and helped us a lot.
"We would have loved to have seen him in Frankfurt for another year, but we are very proud that we were able to develop him so well that he is now permanently in Real's plans. On behalf of the whole club, I wish him all the best."
Vallejo joins a list of Spaniards including Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Morata, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio to have been farmed out by Madrid only to later be brought back into first team action.