By Daniel Wood
Álex Vallejo has put pen to paper to sign a contract with Huddersfield Town until the end of the season.
The 28-year old has joined as a free agent after being released by Fuenlabrada this year.
The Spanish deep-lying midfielder, who can play centre-back, has joined the Terriers on a contract that runs until 30 June 2021. The club has an option on a further year’s extension.
Álex stands at 6’ 3” tall and has represented Spain at Under-19 level. He has great experience in second division football, having played most of his career in LaLiga2. Most notably he has played for Mallorca, Cordoba, and Fuenlabrada.
Medicals were completed on Thursday, and he signed the contract on Sunday.
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby explained:
“Álex 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 Álex adds depth in a very important position in our team and squad.
“I spoke to him on several occasions, and he is passionate about this chance to play in England. He now has the opportunity to impress everyone between now and the end of the season.”
Head Coach Carlos Corberán added: “Álex 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.”