Real Madrid Transfer News: Alvaro Odriozola has reportedly reached a decision on his future at Real Madrid, as reported by Spanish journalist Jorge C Picon. The 27-year-old defender has expressed his willingness to leave Real Madrid during the next summer transfer window. Both Real Sociedad and the Athletic Club of La Liga have shown interest in signing him.
When Real Madrid acquired Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad in July 2018, he was widely seen as a long-term answer at right back. The Spanish player had previously debuted for his country. Fans and experts alike predicted that he would eventually replace Dani Carvajal.
But the 27-year-old has done little to stand out during his half-decade with Real Madrid. And thus far this season, he has played in only 87 minutes of action for Los Blancos. It seems that Odriozola will not be continuing his career at Real Madrid, while he may continue playing in La Liga.
According to Jorge C. Picon, the Spanish national team defender is willing to leave Real Madrid during the next summer transfer window. Real Sociedad and Athletic Club, both of La Liga, are interested in bringing him in. It’s worth noting that both teams expressed an interest in the former Real Madrid player last summer.
Real Madrid Transfer News: Real Sociedad and Athletic Club are allegedly interested in signing 27-year-old Alvaro Odriozola this summer
Odriozola’s departure from Real Madrid is understandable given the Merengues’ stated intention to add a right back to their roster this summer. La Liga’s current champions have shown interest in a number of players, notably Reds defender Trent Alexander-Arnold. In order to revive his career, the 27-year-old defender has to leave the Santiago Bernabeu.
It makes sense for him to return to the Basque Country after his time at Real Sociedad. If he can find his form again, returning to La Real will be beneficial. However, the Athletic Club can provide him with consistent playing time beginning in the 2023–24 season.
The 27-year-old defender will be easily released by Real Madrid. They may recover some of their losses from his departure and avoid losing him as a free agent next year. Which La Liga team ends up signing the Spanish international remains a mystery.