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Real Madrid still trying to sell forgotten defender, Premier League move an option
With not much time left for the summer transfer window to end, Real Madrid are still working on a few player exits.
The reigning champions of Spain and Europe released the likes of Isco, Gareth Bale and Marcelo this summer while also getting rid of Borja Mayoral, Luka Jovic, Miguel Gutierrez and Takefusa Kubo, among several others.
The most high-profile departure came this past weekend as Casemiro was allowed to leave for Manchester United in a deal worth €85 million, including add-ons. However, that might not be the end of the exits at the Bernabeu.
Mariano Diaz is likely to be on his way out, with the striker now ready to leave Real Madrid.
And, according to journalist Alberto Pereiro, forgotten defender Alvaro Odriozola will also be sold, with Real Madrid still working on finding a club for the Spaniard.
Signed from Real Sociedad in 2018, the 26-year-old never really settled down at the Spanish capital club and found himself struggling for game-time. A loan move to Bayern Munich in 2020 did little to spark a turnaround of fortunes for him.
Odriozola did see moderate success last season when he was loaned out to Fiorentina. However, a permanent move to the Serie A club does not appear to be on the radar.
At Real Madrid, the right-back finds himself behind Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez and even Vinicius Tobias in the pecking order. So, an exit seems the best possible solution for him and the club at the moment.
The report from Alberto Pereiro claims that the Premier League could be a serious option for Odriozola this summer. There had been links with newly-promoted club Nottingham Forest, but those rumours have gone quiet.
Inter Milan in Serie A were another club to have been linked with the ex-Real Sociedad ace and could rekindle their interest if they lose Denzel Dumfries.
As things stand, a summer departure looks the likeliest move for Odriozola. But his next destination remains unclear at this point.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.