In Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez, Real Madrid have two solid options to deploy at the right-back position. Keeping a third player for the same position would not only be a waste of resources but also the player’s time as he would hardly see any involvement.
Carlo Ancelotti thus does not count on Alvaro Odriozola, opening the door for his exit. Real Madrid have been working on his departure for several weeks but have struggled to find the right offer.
According to reports from AS, Nottingham Forest have shown interest in signing the right-back this summer. Moreover, it is said that the player would welcome a move to England.
The newly-promoted Premier League side lost their opening game to Newcastle United but bounced back strong with a 1-0 win over West Ham. The addition of Odriozola would be a big boost to Steve Cooper’s side.
Odriozola spent the last season on loan in Italy with Fiorentina, making 25 appearances in the process. He averaged over four defensive actions per game and provided two goal contributions during his spell in Serie A.
The Italians were interested in making his signing permanent. But the player’s exorbitant wages were the roadblock to the potential deal.
In a World Cup year, playing time is of paramount importance. The right-back will see no game-time under Carlo Ancelotti, and it is in his best interest to look for a new club. It would not be surprising if he took a pay cut to facilitate the same.
Official: Real Madrid squad list against Real Sociedad
Real Madrid will be aiming to continue their recent winning streak when they take on third-placed Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.
Los Blancos have picked up three wins in three games against Villarreal, Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid. Given that Barcelona already have a lead at the top of the table, Carlo Ancelotti’s men cannot afford any slip-up against Sociedad tomorrow.
Ahead of the much-anticipated contest at the Santiago Bernabeu, manager Ancelotti has announced the Real Madrid squad list for the game.
Dani Carvajal, who trained normally today, is still not back on the roster, with Ancelotti already admitting that the Spaniard could return against Valencia next week.
Meanwhile, David Alaba, Aurelien Tchouameni and Lucas Vazquez also remain unavailable while Ferland Mendy misses out after picking up a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid.
Rodrygo Goes, who also sustained a knock in the game against Atletico, is fully fit and on the squad list for the Real Sociedad encounter. Eden Hazard is also back after missing the last two matches with an injury.
Castilla midfielder Mario Martin, who made his senior debut against the Rojiblancos is retained on the list by Ancelotti.