Real Madrid have confirmed the sale of Javi Sanchez to Real Valladolid. The defender was on loan at Valladolid this season and he has impressed his coach Sergio Gonzalez.
"Real Madrid and Real Valladolid have agreed the transfer of Javi Sanchez," Los Blancos' statement read.
"The club wants to thank Javi Sanchez for all his years of dedication, professionalism and exemplary behaviour since he came to our academy in 2005 at the age of eight, and we wish him good luck in his next step," it concluded.
Valladolid appear resigned to losing centre-back Salisu at the end of the season and Sanchez is seen as his long-term replacement.