Jesus Vallejo plans to stay at Real Madrid and fight for his place rather than join an expected exodus from the Liga giants.Currently making his mark on the international stage at the European Under-21 Championship, with three appearances in the starting XI, Vellejo and his Spain team-mates are one step away from clinching victory as they take on holders Germany in Sunday’s final, with kick-off at 7.45pm BST (2.45pm ET).However, opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu are likely to be limited for Vallejo in the 2019-20 season after Madrid snapped up Eder Militao from Porto during this summer’s transfer window. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Currently on international duty with the Brazilian squad, who have reached the semi-finals of the Copa America, Militao will compete with Raphael Varane and club captain Sergio Ramos for a spot, while Zinedine Zidane also has the versatile Nacho Fernandez as a centre-back option.Spanish defender Vallejo made only five La Liga appearances last term but scored his first league goal for Madrid in a 3-2 home win against Villarreal in May. The 22-year-old spent the 2016-2017 season loan at Eintracht Frankfurt but is determined to cement his place at the Santiago Bernabeu.”I’m very focused on the national team,” Vallejo said to Cadena COPE ahead of Sunday’s European Under-21 Championship final. “But I want to stay at Madrid. I’m very happy and I want to succeed at the club.”Having splashed the cash to sign Militao, Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy in a rebuilding of Zidane’s squad, Madrid are expected to allow several players to leave to raise funds.With Marcos Llorente having been sold to city rivals Atletico Madrid, the likes of Isco, Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas and Dani Ceballos are among those expected to be moved on, but Vallejo does not intend to depart.Vellejo and fellow Madridista Ceballos are among seven players hoping to make amends from the disappointment of losing out to Germany in the 2017 U-21 European Championship final in Poland, as they prepare to take on a strong Stefan Kuntz side with the likes SC Freiburg’s Luca Waldschmidt in fine scoring form.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGA-FDD laboratories receive accreditationJuly 12, 2018In “Business”New complex for Food, Drug DepartmentDecember 21, 2016In “Health”Food & Drug advises against purchasing ‘Dost patent barley’May 15, 2017In “Business” GMSA President Shyam NoktaThe Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Ltd. (GMSA) on Monday extended congratulations to The Government Analyst – Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) on achieving the Certification (Award) of Accreditation in conformance with the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard for its four laboratories, from the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC).The GMSA, in a statement, posited that this milestone achievement provides formal recognition of the technical competence of the GA-FDD laboratories to carry out testing relevant to the local food sector. GA-FDD Director Marlan Cole“The results generated from the testing and analysis of its laboratories will now be internationally recognized and accepted being backed by the authority that the ISO 17025 accreditation provides. This is a boost to Guyana’s agro-processing industry which can now confidently present results from GA-FDD testing and analysis as it seeks to access and maintain international markets” said the GMSA. Moreover, the Association explained that the accreditation also provides confidence to consumers with respect to the GA-FDD’s ability to monitor the quality of foods and food ingredients, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices traded locally, including those imported.In outlining the uniqueness of the accreditation, the GMSA further noted that “the GA-FDD Laboratories are the only public sector entities in the region that are so accredited – and commends the GA-FDD on its vision and industry in securing this accreditation.”The GMSA says it is confident that the GA-FDD is now better equipped to continue to execute its mandate of protecting consumers from substandard food, drug, cosmetics and medical devices and to facilitate both local and international trade.