Real Madrid have announced they have agreed to terms for the transfer of Real Sociedad and Spain youngster, Alvaro Odriozola.
The youngster will sign a contract until June 2024 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Odriozola, 22, had won rave reviews for his displays with the San Sebastian club in La Liga. His form on either side of defence even led to a surprise World Cup call-up for the full-back from former Roja coach Julen Lopetegui.
Although, Fernando Hierro failed to give him a single minute on the field, as Spain crashed out in the last 16.
Lopetegui has now made Odriozola his first major signing at Madrid. The deal estimated to be worth the full value of Odriozola’s €40 million (£35.4m/$46.8m) release clause. The youngster will sign a contract until June 2024 at the Santiago Bernabeu once he passes medical examinations.
Odriozola is the first arrival in what promises to be a busy transfer window for Madrid, who were relatively inactive throughout Zinedine Zidane’s two and a half years in the hot seat.
Real Madrid released a statement,
“Real Madrid and Real Sociedad have agreed the transfer of Alvaro Odriozola, pending a medical. The player will join the club for the next six seasons.”
La Real added in their statement,
“Real Sociedad want to thank Alvaro Odriozola for his professionalism and commitment shown to our club since his years as a youth player through to the first team, while also wishing him the best for his personal and professional future.”
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