Vallejo presented at the Bernabéu: 'This is the best club in the world'

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Vallejo presented at the Bernabéu: 'This is the best club in the world'

Vallejo presented at the Bernabéu: 'This is the best club in the world'

JAVIER SORIANO

AFP

The defender will wear the number 3 shirt for Madrid, and he revealed to the press that he has not spoken to Zidane: "I don't know him personally".

Jesús Vallejo was presented as a Real Madrid player at the Bernabéu on Friday morning. The player joined from Real Zaragoza in 2015, signing a six-year contract, but loans at Zaragoza and Eintracht Frankfurt mean that he has not yet formed part of the first-team squad at Madrid.

Vallejo: 'I hope to be at Madrid for many years'

Pérez opened the presentation, before the player was given the opportunity to say a few words. Vallejo, visibly emotional, thanked the president and the club for their confidence in him:

“Thank you to the president and the club, who showed confidence in me when they signed me two years ago. Since then, I have wanted to return that confidence. I still have a long path ahead of me. With humility, work, strength, and sacrifice, I hope to be here for many years, because it is the best club in the world.”

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Zidane and Vallejo have not spoken

Following the presentation on the pitch, which included the obligatory high-pressure keepy-ups, Vallejo spoke to the press.

The defender revealed that he has not been in contact with Zinedine Zidane:

“I haven’t spoken with him, I don’t know him personally.”

Vallejo will wear the number '3' shirt vacated by Pepe. 

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