Connect with us

Real Madrid News

Chelsea make inquiry about exit-bound Real Madrid defender, Sociedad also interested



Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Real Madrid are ready to part with several players this summer as they continue their quick-fire departures before their ‘revolutionary summer’.

They have already announced exits for four attackers in the form of Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, and Mariano Diaz, all on free transfers.

On the other hand, los blancos have already brought in Fran Garcia back from Rayo Vallecano, exercising their buy-back clause. This was followed by Brahim Diaz’s arrival as well, who finished his two-year loan tenure with AC Milan.

Madrid also want to get rid of Alvaro Odriozola, who is Real Sociedad’s radar for the summer. And while the player prefers a move to La Real, they are not prepared to pay a transfer fee for his services.

Meanwhile, Daily Mail have reported that Chelsea have made an inquiry for Odriozola. The Spaniard is in the last year of his contract with Madrid, and should be available on a slashed price for the Blues, who can shell out a meager sum to overtake Sociedad in the race.

However, it is interesting to note Chelsea’s interest in Odriozola, especially since they have two of the best young right-backs in Europe at their disposal in the form of Reece James, and Malo Gusto, who is set to permanently join them this summer.

Further, Cesar Azpilicueta also signed a two-year renewal with Chelsea, keeping him at the club until 2024. The Spaniard, while more of a centre-back in a back-three now, also deploys his trade naturally as a right-back.

Madrid paid upwards of €32 million for Odriozola back in 2018 as competition for Daniel Carvajal, but the player has far from met the expectations the club set for him when he initially joined from Real Sociedad.

He has since been on two loan tenures, at Bayern Munich and Fiorentina, but it seems his time at the Santiago Bernabeu has finally, permanently come to an end.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real Madrid News

French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him



Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.

However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.

Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links

Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”

“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.

Tchouameni preferred Real Madrid over PSG (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.

Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.

Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid

Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.

Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.

Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.

The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.

Continue Reading