Real Sociedad has activated in Madrid the option that Alvaro Odriozola can return home. As Diario AS reported yesterday, the possibility of the return of the San Sebastian winger was real, and the realistic club has got down to work to try. It’s not easy at all, but it has the wish of the player himself, who wants to play again for his city’s team, where he trained as a footballer. Roberto Olabe, Director of Football at Real Madrid, has traveled to Madrid with his right-hand man, Erik Bretos, to negotiate with Real Madrid the terms of a possible loan until the end of the season.
It is a market option that has been opened to Real Sociedad in this final stretch of the transfer market, aware that Álvaro Odriozola is looking for a way out of Real Madrid and that the white entity also wants him to leave, that is why they declared him transferable this very summer. They also know that Odrizola himself would also love to return to Real, which is why they are trying to reach an agreement with Real Madrid. From the player’s environment they assure that this option is more than open and that they are very excited. “Hopefully it can happen”, they have come to declare. But they also rule out that an agreement has been reached for now, and they also admit the difficulty of the operation.
It must be remembered that Odriozola signed for Real Madrid four years ago for 30 million euros, plus another two in variables that the white club has paid. He has two years left on his contract and has no place in Ancelotti’s team, so a possible return to Real is highly regarded by the former royalist. Last season, on loan at Fiorentina, he had a great season, so he had a good lineup in European football. Offers have not been lacking, but his desire was to try to gain a foothold in Ancelotti’s scheme. He does not count for the Italian, and now returning to Real is one of his preferred options if he has to leave Real Madrid again. The clubs talk to try to find a solution to an operation that, however, is very complicated.