After returning to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu last summer following a number of years out on loan, Jesus Vallejo did not establish himself in the first team as some may hope.
Zinedine Zidane did not seem to trust the Spaniard as one of his first choice central defender, only calling on him when he was forced to due to injuries, suspensions or a desperate need to rotate.
That did not prevent now Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui inviting him to train with the Spain squad before the World Cup, a decision many rival fans questioned at the time and later was suggested to be a show of faith in a player who will now ply his trade for the coach at club level.
However, AS claim that Getafe are leading the race of teams ready to offer him regular first team football, with former loan club Eintracht Frankfurt also being among the potential suitors.
The club from the suburbs of Madrid made an approach in January for the then out of favour defender, but Zidane ruled out any such loss of a player that he considered to be an important option should any of his regulars get injured with a Champions League campaign to focus on.
In the end, it looks to be the right decision as Real Madrid were victorious in Kiev, but Vallejo never nailed down a regular spot and may be tempted to make his name in LaLiga or Bundesliga.