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Real Madrid's Jesus Vallejo to spend year on loan with Eintracht Frankfurt

Jesus Vallejo, left, is heading to Germany to spend a year with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid centre-back Jesus Vallejo on a one-year loan.

Real Madrid signed the 19-year-old a year ago from and immediately loaned him back to his youth club, Real Zaragoza, who finished eighth in the Segunda Division.

Last summer, Vallejo captained Spain to victory in the UEFA Under-19 Championship, and the defender at that time was also linked with Serie A side Udinese as well as Valencia, Barcelona and Villareal.

On Tuesday, Frankfurt confirmed the signing of Vallejo on a one-year loan, with Die Adler's sporting director Bruno Hubner already telling kicker that "Real are that convinced in him that we could not include a buy option in his contract."

Hubner added: "He's regarded as one of the biggest Spanish talents right now. Everything points to him having the chance to start a great career."

Last week, Eintracht Frankfurt signed Omar Mascarell, 23, on a three-year deal from Real Madrid. The midfielder spent last season on loan at Sporting Gijon.

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.

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