Real Madrid have carried out several exit operations this summer as the club looks to dispose of deadwood.
One of the names constantly rumoured to be headed for the exit door this summer is Alvaro Odriozola.
Odriozola wants to leave as a free agent in 2024
Facing off against Almeria, Real Madrid left the Spanish defender out of the matchday squad. Reports claimed that it was due to an illness, although it was suggested that his exclusion could be intertwined with a potential sale this summer.
According to MARCA, however, Odriozola is set to stay in the Spanish capital and has no intentions of leaving Real Madrid for now.
The report subdues any doubts regarding the player’s continuity. It claims that the defender wants to stay at the club until his contract expires next year, at which point he can leave for free.
It has been determined that the full-back did not participate against Almeria since he has a viral illness that made him suffer from a headache and throw up.
Despite minimal faith from coach Carlo Ancelotti and significant competition ahead of him, with the likes of Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, and Nacho Fernandez all placed higher in the pecking order, Odriozola does not contemplate leaving.
The plan is for Odriozola to continue in Madrid until the conclusion of his contract on June 30, 2024, at which point he will be released.
The player was not persuaded to alter his objectives even after Real Sociedad entered the picture, the club from where he arrived in Madrid.
The Spaniard has struggled to make a case for himself ever since he arrived to play for the Merengues, with subpar loan spells at Bayern Munich and Fiorentina.
But for now, he wishes to stay put and see out the final year of his contract with Real Madrid.
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.