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Real Madrid outcast waiting for former club despite interest from Juventus

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Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola is waiting for an approach from his former club Real Sociedad this summer despite having interest from other clubs like Juventus and Athletic Club.

This claim comes from Mundo Deportivo, who report that Odriozola is hoping that a move to Sociedad materialises this summer even though La Real are not looking to make much of an investment in his signing.

Odriozola came through the ranks at Real Sociedad and made inroads into the first team at San Sebastian before Real Madrid swooped him away for €32 million in 2018.

However, things never clicked for the Spaniard at the Santiago Bernabeu and loan spells away at Bayern Munich and Fiorentina did little to change the situation.

Odriozola played just six times for Los Blancos last season and it is clear that he does not feature in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. And Real Madrid are keen to offload him this summer, with his contract expiring next summer.

As iterated earlier, clubs like Juventus and Athletic Club are interested while Sociedad have also shown some keenness. However, Odriozola wants to sign for his former club and is waiting for them, hoping that they make an approach.

Real Madrid are hoping to recover at least some part of the money they spent on Odriozola. However, as mentioned before, Sociedad do not wish to invest much in him. They already have some options at right-back and do not see him as a priority acquisition.

So, the only way they would consider signing the right-back would be if he would come for a minimal fee or possibly even free, something that Real Madrid are unwilling to sanction.

It creates complications for the transfer as the player wants to return to Sociedad only and is waiting for movement while away on holiday in the Bahamas.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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