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Real Madrid full-back will ‘definitely’ leave the club this summer – report



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Even though there have already been four exits from the club this summer, Real Madrid are expected to part ways with a few more players before the transfer window slams shut.

And one candidate that is certain to depart before the new season kicks off is out-of-favour right-back Alvaro Odriozola.

Indeed, according to MARCA, everything indicates that Odriozola will ‘definitely’ leave Real Madrid in the ongoing summer transfer window.

The right-back arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu from boyhood club Real Sociedad in the summer of 2018 in a deal worth around €30 million.

However, he never really got going at the club and was shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich in January 2020. After failing to do much of note in Germany, the 27-year-old found himself in Italy, joining Fiorentina on a season-long loan deal in the summer of 2021.

Odriozola played fairly regularly for the Serie A outfit and appeared to have gotten his career back on track. But having returned to Real Madrid last year, the Spaniard was retained by Carlo Ancelotti even though he had Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez as options at right-back.

As such, the 27-year-old hardly saw any minutes on the pitch in 2022/23, playing just six games (92 minutes) across all competitions.

With just a year left on his contract, Real Madrid are keen on offloading him and recouping some cash even if it would be a small percentage of the fee that they spent on him.

Odriozola, thus, is definitely on his way out of the club with reports suggesting that he has many offers on the table.

But, as things stand, the 27-year-old’s next destination could likely be Real Sociedad, with the Basque outfit understood to be in negotiations with Real Madrid over a transfer.

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Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”



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Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.

It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.

After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.

It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.

Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”

On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”

It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:

“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”

Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:

“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”

The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:

“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”

Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:

“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”

Source: AS

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