Real Madrid and Real Sociedad announced the transfer of right defender, who will join on a six-year deal after completion the medical.
Real Madrid and Real Sociedad confirmed this evening that Álvaro Odriozola will join Julen Lopetegui’s team for an undisclosed fee pending completion of a medical test. Real Madrid announced the transfer after 18:30 on Thursday, offered a six-year contract in an the transfer fee will be about 40 million euros. Real Sociedad President Jokin Aperribay and Real Madrid general director José Ángel Sánchez have negotiating the transfer conditions for Spanish international in the recent week.
The Real Madrid statement read:
Real Madrid C.F. and Real Sociedad have agreed to transfer Álvaro Odriozola, subject to a medical. The player has signed a contract with the club for the next six years.
Odriozola is a well known player by Lopetegui
With the sudden departure of Zidane from Real Madrid and the participation of Odrizosola with the national teamin Russia, Madrid’s new coach, Julen Lopetegui, who has good relations with the Basque club, immediately approveed the deal as the former Spain coach gave him the chance to debut with Spanish national team and chose him as part of the “La Roja” for the World Cup.
Real Sociedad have been aware that the player will leave the team this was also confirmed by the new coach Asier Garitano talking to Diario AS this week. “He is a top class player who was in the World Cup. I would like to have him here next season, but I’m quite realistic to know that the big players can move to other clubs.”