Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Fiorentina, and Inter Milan are all said to be interested in signing the Real Madrid fullback Alvaro Odriozola.
It has been reported by Defensa Central that two teams in Italy and Spain are pursuing Real Madrid flop Alvaro Odriozola as the right back prepares to leave in the summer.
Odriozola moved to Real Madrid from his childhood club Real Sociedad in the summer of 2018, but he has had a rough time so far. After seeing limited action in his first 18 months at Real Madrid, the 26-year-old spent the second part of the 2019-20 season on loan at Bayern Munich, where he made no significant contributions to the team’s success.
Odriozola returned to Real Madrid in 2020, but he was once again passed over for playing time because to the likes of Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez. The Spanish fullback spent the previous loan season at Fiorentina, where he saw significant playing time (27 appearances) and made positive contributions (one goal, one assist).
Carlo Ancelotti does not think highly of the Spanish defender, thus he is once again on the bench for Real Madrid. Odriozola has been told to depart because, in addition to Vazquez and Carvajal, the promising youth Vinicius Tobias may have surpassed him in the pecking order in preparation for the upcoming season.
In spite of his failure to create an impression with Real Madrid, four other clubs have expressed interest in acquiring his services from the current Spanish and European champions. The 26-year old’s
former club, Real Sociedad, is reportedly interested in reuniting with him, and its Basque rivals, Athletic Club, are also eager.
Additionally, Odriozola is gaining attention in Italy. After a successful loan stint with Fiorentina, the club would like to bring him back, while Inter Milan has their eyes on the Real Madrid star as a possible replacement for the departing Denzel Dumfries.
Odriozola is under contract with Real Madrid till the summer of 2024. Since his time on loan at Fiorentina has raised his profile in Italy, a transfer to Serie A may appeal to the right back. Whether he leaves Spain altogether or returns to the Italian Serie A is still up in the air as his time in Madrid winds down.