Real Madrid right-back duo Lucas Vazquez and Alvaro Odriozola have emerged as possible targets for Italian giants Juventus, as per reports from Gazzetta dello Sport (via AS). The Bianconeri have made contact with Los Blancos to explore the transfer of one of the two players.
Vazquez has morphed himself into a right-back in recent seasons and has done a solid job of providing cover to Dani Carvajal.
However, with the Merengues likely to sign a new player for the position and the Spaniard’s contract expiring next year, the possibility of an exit has come up, with Juventus showing interest.
As for Odriozola, the former Real Sociedad right-back struggled to get meaningful minutes this past season after enjoying a decent campaign on loan at Juventus during 2021/22.
Like Vazquez, Odriozola’s contract with Real Madrid also stands to expire next year. And the Spanish capital giants are looking to offload him in the upcoming summer transfer window, with Juventus taking note of the situation, having seen him closely during his time at Fiorentina.
Contacts have been established between the two clubs to discuss a potential transfer for either Vazquez or Odriozola.
However, apart from the two Real Madrid stars, the Old Lady are also looking at Ivan Fresneda of Real Valladolid as well as Leicester City’s Timothy Castagne as options to reinforce the right-back position.
So, it remains to be seen if the Italian heavyweights decide to go after one of Odriozola or Vazquez, or pursue the other names on their shortlist this summer.
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.