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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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French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him



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Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.

However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.

Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links

Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”

“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.

Tchouameni preferred Real Madrid over PSG (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.

Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.

Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid

Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.

Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.

Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.

The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.

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