Real Madrid complete Odriozola deal

Real Madrid have completed the signing of highly-rated Real Sociedad defender Alvaro Odriozola on a four-year deal.

No financial information has been disclosed regarding the deal but reports in Spain suggest the right-back’s €40m release clause was met.

“Real Madrid and Real Sociedad have agreed to the transfer of the player Alvaro Odriozola, pending the medical examination,” read a Real Madrid statement.

“The player remains will be with the club for the next six seasons.”

A highly-rated right-back, Odriozola starred for La Roja’s Under-21 team before earning his senior debut earlier this year and was part of the 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The San Sebastian native will provide direct competition for Dani Carvajal for both club and country, while Nacho Fernandez is also another option in the right-back position.

A Real Sociedad statement said: “Real Sociedad has reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Alvaro Odriozola to Real Madrid CF.

“We want to thank Alvaro Odriozola for the professionalism and commitment shown during his stay in our club from his youth years to the first team, at the same time as wishing him the best for his personal and professional future.”

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