King of the world at Real Sociedad down the right hand side of the defence, Álvaro Odriozola earned his big move to Real Madrid.
What followed, however, wasn’t part of the plan, as the now 25-year-old fell down the wayside at the Santiago Bernabéu, where he has made a grand total of 40 appearances in three years, with half a season being on loan at Bayern Munich.
Even his time in Germany wasn’t great, and there’s now the feeling that Real Madrid would be willing to let him go, with Everton reportedly interested.
With only Seamus Coleman in the role these days, the Toffees need a backup for the Republic of Ireland international next season, and Odriozola could be that man.
That’s according to Fichajes.net, who explain that three clubs are looking at the Real Madrid outcast ahead of next season, with Everton, Milan and Lyon all in the mix.
When it comes to the Premier League side, it’s stated Carlo Ancelotti and co. would ‘offer him a loan for two years and would negotiate the possibility of including a compulsory option to buy’ with Real Madrid so that he could ‘definitively convert into a Toffee’.
That all sounds rather definitive, although considering where it comes from, we’ll believe it when we see it.
The logic is there, though.