Real Madrid could be closing in on offloading another player this summer as MARCA is reporting that out-of-favour defender Alvaro Odriozola is possibly on his way to Real Sociedad.
Odriozola signed for Real Madrid from Sociedad five years ago in 2018 for a fee of around €30 million. However, things never got going for the right-back at the Santiago Bernabeu.
He had a six-month loan spell at Bayern Munich and also spent a year in Italy with Fiorentina before returning to the Spanish capital club.
Odriozola, though, was not someone who Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti counted on much, with the defender playing just six games in the 2022/23 campaign.
Given that the likes of Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, and even Nacho Fernandez are ahead of the Spanish ace in the pecking order at Real Madrid. As such, Los Blancos have been keen on selling him, especially with his contract expiring next year.
Reports suggested that Odriozola was courting interest from clubs like Juventus and Athletic Club but was keen on securing a return to his former team, Real Sociedad.
Now, that possibility might be close, with the report suggesting that Real Madrid will not stand in the way of Odriozola’s wishes.
Given that Real Sociedad are not keen on spending much and the player has only one year left on his deal, Los Blancos are unlikely to receive a significant fee for the right-back.
Even so, getting rid of the player who is clearly not in the manager’s plans would be welcome at the Bernabeu as it would lighten the wage bill even if not by a big margin.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.