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La Liga club president admits interest in Real Madrid defender



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Real Madrid possess ample talent within their ranks, but not every player is privileged with regular game time, as a few fringe assets currently residing at the club do not enter Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.

One of the alienated players is Alvaro Odriozola, who understands his game time is set to be incredibly limited in the ongoing season and thus has been working to reunite with his former club, Real Sociedad.

Real Sociedad president drops major hint

With Odriozola already keen on making the jump to La Real, Aperribay, the club president, Jokin Aperribay, addressed the rumours related to a potential comeback for their academy graduate.

While speaking at the unveiling ceremony of Kieran Tierney, he was asked about Sociedad’s stance regarding Odriozola, to which he replied (h/t Mundo Deportivo):

La Real are interested in Odriozola, a home-grown player I’ve always known.”

Jokin Aperribay admits interest in Odriozola. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

Aperribay was asked if his club is going to open talks with Real Madrid, with the president stating: “Are we going to talk to Madrid? We’ll see. We took the summer one step at a time.”

Odrioziola, having already agreed personal terms with the Basque side, simply awaits a formal negotiation between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid before the window slams shut.

Odriozola could see out his contract

The 27-year-old is aware that staying in the Spanish capital would lead him to warm the bench for the majority of the season, and as La Real has not yet responded, he may be obliged to look into other options.

Either he may be tempted to explore an avenue to Saudi Arabia or simply see out the final year of his contract until June 30, 2024, at which point he will be released.

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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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