The defender is aiming for more minutes on the first team in Serie A, and his departure could open the door for Kilian Mbappé to arrive in Madrid.
Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola will spend the 2021-22 season on loan in Serie A with Fiorentina, clubs confirmed on Saturday.
Odriozola, 25, has found that since joining the Bernabeu from Real Sociedad in 2018, it has been difficult to find opportunities to make the first team.
And now he will look to regularly play with Viola’s ambitious squad, which has tried to strengthen their squad during a busy summer in Florence.
“Fiorentina is pleased to announce that lvaro Odriozola Arzallus has joined the club on loan from Real Madrid until 30 June 2022,” Fiorentina confirmed in a statement posted on the website. club official website on Saturday …
Madrid also decided to make the transfer official, stating that: “Real Madrid and Fiorentina have agreed to loan player Alvaro Odriozola for this season until 30 June 2022.”
Target understands that the agreement does not contain the possibility of renewal or purchase, and thus will only last until the end of the current season.
Odriozola is moving despite having impressed coach Carlo Ancelotti in the preseason, prioritizing getting as many minutes as possible on the first team.
The broader picture
The Spanish national team player is the latest new face to arrive in Florence this summer.
Fiorentina also hired Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira on loan from Arsenal, while Nicolas Gonzalez signed a permanent contract earlier in the window after impressive matches with Frankfurt and Argentina.
In addition, the club took advantage of their mandatory acquisition to sign SPAL defender Igor and further strengthened their defensive line thanks to Schalke’s Serbian center-back Matij Nastasic.
Meanwhile, the departure of Odriozola was the impetus for Madrid in their pursuit of Kylian Mbappé.
Madrid currently has 24 registered players in La Liga, which means a new location has been opened for the superstar Paris Saint-Germain, which will complete the transition to the Bernabeu in the coming days.