OFFICIAL: Cesena sign Jesus Vallejo
Cesena have announced that they have completed the transfer of Spanish U19 captain, Jesus Vallejo, from Zaragoza. The young centre-back was under intense speculation of moving away from Zaragoza as both A.C. Milan and Atletico had bids accepted by the Spanish club. However, it was Cesena who got to sign their man as they stole the march ahead of two of the biggest clubs in the world.
It was a rare scenario in which a youngster accepts to a lower club in order to succeed and not be loaned out, which has been the case here with Jesus Vallejo. The youngster had a release clause of £1,100,000 million in which all three clubs activated and were in constant contact with Vallejo's agent and the man himself. It is widely believed that Vallejo's agent along with Bisoli, were the ultimate factors that led to the 18 year-old moving to Cesena, rejecting moves from other talented managers like Simeone and Prandelli, from Atletico and Milan respectively.
The young centre-back leading the U19 Spain team
They youngster will earn around £280,000 per year prior to bonus, although it is stipulated in his contract that his wage will increase once he reaches a number of league games, something he is expected to do by the end of the season. Cesena, under legal obligation revealed that Vallejo's release clause was £10,750,000 something that the player insisted in putting in his contract, something that might back-fire the club in the future.