Real Sociedad’s Alvaro Odriozola will be Real Madrid’s first summer signing
Real Sociedad’s Alvaro Odriozola will be Real Madrid’s first summer signing of 2018/19 season if reports in Spain to be believed. Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo reports that sources close to the Spanish international assure that the agreement between the player and Real Madrid is almost reached. Now it all depends on Real Sociedad to confirm the deal reaching an agreement with Real Madrid.
Real Madrid is still enjoying their 13th UEFA Champions League title, but in the meantime club officials are making sure that they don’t miss out their transfer targets.
Real don’t have any weak links and they almost have a perfect squad but they need to take care of the minor details. Right-back Dani Carvajal is very prone to injury and his latest injury during Champions League final match forced Los Merengues to make right-back position as their priority in the transfer window.
Nacho is already available as a replacement for Carvajal but Real Madrid think tanks is convinced that Real Sociedad’s Alvaro Odriozola will be a perfect replacement for long-term.
Odriozola is only 22-year-old. His buyout clause is also not a problem for Spanish capital side. It will cost only €40 million to bring him to Santiago Bernabeu from San Sebastian.
He is also going to play for Spain national side in FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. Julen Lopetegui has selected him as his option for Dani Carvahal replacement. It feels like Spain national team think tank and Real Madrid’s think tank are in sync with their plans. For both of them, Carvajal is the first choice, whereas Odriozola is considered as their option in the right-back position.
Odriozola made his debut for Real Sociedad senior team on 16th Jan 2017, when their first choice option Carlos Martinez and Joseba Zaldua both were injured. It gave Odriozola wings to fly and he never looked back. He made 16 appearances for the club that season alone and got the promotion to senior team this season as first-choice right-back.
A season later, Spain come calling to consider him for World Cup and to the cherry on top Real Madrid is very keen to acquire his services. He must be on cloud none and he can only pray that Sociedad don’t halt his move to Real Madrid.