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Real Madrid defender ready to leave amid Juventus, Athletic Club, Real Sociedad interest

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Despite the high-profile departures of Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, and Eden Hazard, Real Madrid are expected to witness more exits in the coming weeks.

While two of the three aforementioned exits were rather unwanted, as far as the club are concerned, there is now a clear conviction on Real Madrid’s part to offload fringe players ahead of the new season.

Alvaro Odriozola is one such player likely to be offloaded this summer, along with a few others including Jesus Vallejo.

To that end, a recent report from AS suggests Odriozola has opened the door to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

This comes shortly after Carlo Ancelotti informed him of his exclusion from Real Madrid’s plans for the season ahead. The player himself admits that a transfer away from the Bernabeu could be the most logical move, as far as his development is concerned.

As per AS, Odriozola is also a wanted prospect in the market. Real Sociedad are planning to re-sign the right-back this summer. The 27-year-old had made his professional breakthrough at Anoeta, featuring in over 50 appearances for the club before joining Madrid.

Real Sociedad, though, could face stiff competition from Basque rivals Athletic Club in the race to sign Odriozola. There is a possibility the Spaniard might move to Serie A as well, with Juventus among the clubs keen on his services.

Odriozola has experience in the Italian top flight, having spent the 2021/22 season at Fiorentina. He would, therefore, be open to a move to Italy this summer.

For now, though, Real Madrid have yet to receive any formal offers for Odriozola. But that could change in the coming weeks, as clubs line up to sign the right-back.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later

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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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