Florentino Pérez wants to continue with his policy of signing young and Spanish players in the squad. So far, we’ve seen this season Jesús Vallejo, Borja Mayoral and Marcos Llorente arriving to the team. Besides, Dani Ceballos has a deal with Los Blancos but has to be made official and Theo Hernández, who has the French nationality, also joined the club. Now, they continue to look into the market to see new talents.
The last footballer to appear in this list is Álvaro Odriozola, also a member of the Spanish Under 21 national team that was runner-up in the last Euro Championship in Poland. He plays as a right back at Real Sociedad, where he was raised, and he shocked everybody last year with his first appearances in the top division.
Odriozola recently renewed his contract with Real Sociedad until 2022 and they set a release clause of €40M. According to Cadena Ser, Real Madrid are interested in the player but they are not thinking in paying the release clause, but they would like to negotiate a lower price with his club. Recently, Los Blancos had to pay also a very high transfer fee to Real Sociedad for Asier Illarramendi, who was a completely failure.
Zidane likes Odriozola after his last season at Real Sociedad. He played 15 games, starting in January, when he joined the first team. Since his arrival, he was the owner of the right wing in the superb season made by the Basque team, who got the ticket to play in Europe in the next season.
Los Blancos are already thinking in a replacement for Danilo, who could join Juventus in the next few days. He has a very good offer from the Italian champions and it would be hard to keep the Brazilian in the squad. Dani Carvajal is the star in this position and Danilo would have to understand a secondary role. For this reason, Odriozola could meet the requirements for the position: young, eager to learn and Spanish.
Zidane has other options to replace Danilo, in case he finally leaves. For instance, Achraf Hakimi was the main candidate for this position after making his debut with the first team. He also called Tejero to the pre-season at the United States. So both youngster could come up to the first team and replace Danilo in the squad.