Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of Alex Vallejo, with the versatile Spaniard joining on a deal until the end of the season.
Even though the transfer window is now closed, the 28-year-old is a free agent having left Fuenlabrada earlier this year so there was no rush to get the deal done.
And, he will now be linking up with the Terriers, with the Championship side announcing his arrival on their official site this afternoon.
Capable of playing as a defensive midfielder or as a centre-back, Vallejo has spent his entire career in his home country and most of his appearances have come in the second tier.
Despite his ability to play at the back, boss Carlos Corberan revealed his hopes for the player, which will see him playing in a deep midfield role.
“Vallejo is a midfielder who can help the team in playing out to build attacks. He will receive the ball from our defenders and make the transition into the higher part of the team.”
He would be able to make his debut against Derby County on Tuesday although that seems highly unlikely given his lack of game time in recent months.
This is an exciting move from Huddersfield as Vallejo is a talented player and the way Corberan speaks about the defensive midfielder suggests he will play an important role moving forward.
On a free transfer and a short-term deal it seems like a very low-risk move and one that could pay off spectacularly.
Now, it’s down to Vallejo to get up to speed and there may need to be some patience from the fans as the new recruit will need time to adapt to the league.
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