NEWS
Tuesday April 23 2019
Real Madrid to loan out Brahim Diaz, Jesus Vallejo

Real Madrid plan to loan out Jesus Vallejo and Brahim Diaz (pictured) this summer in the hope they will gain first-team experience, say Diario AS.

Diaz, 19, joined Los Blancos in January in a €15m move from Manchester City but last month’s league victory over Huesca was his first start for the club.

Earlier this month, Marca had claimed the Malaga-native would be allowed to leave Madrid on loan this summer in order to get first-team experience elsewhere.

Brahim is one of the few players in Madrid's first-team squad who returning boss Zinedine Zidane did not previously coach at the club.

Vallejo, 22, has played just three times this season and just once in La Liga - in Sunday’s win over Athletic Club Bilbao - with youth graduate Javi Sanchez preferred even with the club’s injury crisis.

Earlier this month, Spanish TV station La Sexta claimed Vallejo had no intention of staying at Madrid beyond the current season, with a €50m deal already in place for Eder Militao from FC Porto.

Vallejo was brought into the first-team squad at Madrid last season and has made a total of 14 appearances following a previous loan stints at Real Zaragoza and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Madrid are said to be wary of avoiding the case of Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, who joined Leganes on loan but failed to dislodge number one goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar.

The club are said to hold a preference for the players joining a top-flight club in Spain who can guarantee them regular spots in their side.

Football Italia website