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Real Madrid outcast opens the door for summer exit, two La Liga clubs interested
A recent report from Jorge Picon has offered an update on the future of Alvaro Odriozola. The right-back has endured a difficult time at Real Madrid lately, falling behind in the pecking order and hardly making any impact on the senior side.
The report states that Odriozola has opened the door for a possible exit from Santiago Bernabeu this coming summer, after learning that he has no prospects in the Real Madrid squad.
With just two league appearances, Odriozola has indeed fallen behind Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez in the pecking order. He believes as long as Carlo Ancelotti is at the helm, his chances of making a breakthrough in the senior side will remain close to none.
Ancelotti was linked with an exit from Real Madrid in the past few months, but the club’s strong showing against Barcelona in Copa Del Rey, coupled with their performances in the UEFA Champions League have helped the club regain faith in the Italian mastermind.
Therefore, leaving the club appears to be the only option for Odriozola. The club, for their part, are open to sanctioning the sale of the right-back, as they look to make way for several academy sensations and possibly new signings.
Odriozola was particularly holding out for a move to Real Sociedad last year, but the Txuri-Urdin did not make any effort to sign the player. However, the club have still kept tabs on his situation and might consider a move in the coming summer.
Real Sociedad, though, are not the only one targeting Odriozola. The club could face stiff competition from Basque outfit Athletic Club, who are strongly considering the possibility of incorporating a right-back such as Odriozola.
Therefore, it could be an important summer ahead for the Real Madrid star as he looks to take the next step in his career.
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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.