At this point in the transfer window, Real Madrid have made solid additions to their already formidable squad. They may have lost some big names in Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio, but they have fortified the future of the team by bringing in Jude Bellingham and Arda Guler, among others.
The focus is now on the departures. Los Blancos have several players on their roster who barely feature under Carlo Ancelotti, whose departure will clear significant space on the wage bill. One such player is Alvaro Odriozola.
According to reports from Arancha Rodriguez (h/t RM4Arab), the Spaniard’s departure is in progress. The player is currently studying the offers he has on his table, and a decision is not far away.
The most notable name the 27-year-old is negotiating with is Real Sociedad. Odriozola is a product of La Real’s youth academy and even played for the Basque side until his €30 million move to Real Madrid.
His career at the Spanish capital has been far from the paradise he hopes for. Ancelotti clearly trusts Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez at right-back heading into the new season.
Odriozola is not even a third choice, with Nacho Fernandez often filling in when the aforementioned duo is unavailable.
Given his lack of playing time under the current manager, a move back home would appear the best way forward for him to resurrect his career.
The 27-year-old made just three appearances for Real Madrid in La Liga last season, totalling 42 minutes across all outings. In the preceding season, he was sent on loan to Fiorentina and made 25 league appearances, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process.
As it stands, his departure from the Spanish capital only appears to be a matter of time. Real Madrid do not hope to recover a large sum from his exit and appreciate the space created on the wage bill.
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.