Huddersfield Town have signed Spanish midfielder Alex Vallejo on a free transfer, pending international clearance. The 28-year-old arrives at the Terriers following his departure from CF Fuenlabrada. As well as playing as a deep-lying midfielder, Vallejo can also operate at centre-back, giving Huddersfield options in two key areas.
Alex Vallejo Joins Huddersfield Town
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website about the signing, Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan said: “Alex 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 has experience in the second division on Spain and now this is an opportunity for him to show the strengths he has with the ball, and to grow and adapt to the defensive demands of the Championship, to become an important player in our squad.”
Head of football operations Leigh Bromby added: “Alex is well known to Carlos and is a player we have discussed and watched together at length ahead of completing the signing.
“We know the frequency of our league games between now and the end of the season is more intense than ever, and Alex adds depth in a very important position in our team and squad.”
Career So Far
Prior to joining Huddersfield, Vallejo spent all of his career in his native Spain. He started his career with Alaves but made the majority of his appearances for the club with the B team. He made one appearance for the senior side in the 2011/12 season and had a loan spell at Sestao.
Vallejo then moved to Mallorca and, like with Alaves, appeared mostly for the B team, playing 75 times. He did, though, make a total of 23 appearances for the first team and scored one goal in that time.
The midfielder had a two-year spell at Cordoba after leaving Mallorca, playing 46 times, before moving onto Fuenlabrada in the second division.