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Juventus set sights on €5 million-rated Real Madrid outcast – report



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Real Madrid continue to pave the path for a transformative summer. Having already bid several fringe players farewell, more departures are not ruled out as Alvaro Odriozola is one of the players searching for an exit.

Odriozola’s desire to depart from Los Blancos particularly stems from an exceedingly low guarantee of minutes and minimal faith from coach Carlo Ancelotti.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Juventus have emerged as a possible destination for the Basque player as they have their sights set on a new right-back.

This season in Turin, Massimiliano Allegri primarily utilised a three-man defensive and frequently utilised veteran Juan Cuadrado as the right wing-back.

The Bianconeri are eager to find a new player to take over the starting position in the squad as the Colombian is seemingly nearing the end of his playing days.

With Juventus seeking a full-back on the market after deciding not to renew Cuadrado’s contract, the Italians perceive Odriozola as a viable option.

Odriozola, who has experience in Serie A after spending the 2021/22 season on loan at Fiorentina, would also not take much time acclimatizing to the league.

The report further states that Juventus initially inquired about Lucas Vazquez, but the versatile star is not thinking of leaving Real Madrid and thus the Italian giants have started to include the possibility of including Odriozola within their ranks.

While the Spaniard’s first choice club remains his former club Real Sociedad, the La Liga side are reportedly unwilling to pay a fee for him and would prefer to sign him on a free deal.

With one year remaining on the 27-year-old’s contract, Real Madrid aspire to, at the very least, acquire a fee for him, with his market value standing at €5 million.

There have also been surprise links to the likes of Chelsea and Athletic Club and it remains to be seen what the future holds for Odriozola.

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French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him



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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.

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