Juventus Interested in Real Madrid Fringe Fullback

Juventus are considering going after Alvaro Odriozola in January. The fullback stayed at Real Madrid following a loan spell at Fiorentina, hoping to get minutes, but that hasn’t been the case. He has never featured this season.

The Bianconeri are mulling offering an initial loan with a €15M option to buy, as per Tuttomercatoweb. The 26-year-old showed well in his lone campaign in Serie A. He scored and assisted once in 25 appearances with the Viola. They didn’t have a set clause to redeem him last summer.

Juventus are weighing further options for the right wing on top of Odriozola, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. They are keeping tabs on Diogo Dalot, who is routinely linked with a return to the Peninsula but is starring regularly for Manchester United. He’s an option for Real Madrid as well, in case the Spaniard departed.

Another name in the Old Lady’s crosshair is Emil Holm, who has been a revelation at Spezia in the early portion of the season. The club is preparing to move on from Juan Cuadrado. His contract expires at the end of the season.

Our Take on Juventus Eyeing Odriozola

They tend to be fluid tactically, but 3-5-2 is the scheme that has worked better so far. Danilo is more apt to play as a center-back, where they don’t have a lot of depth either, so they are one guy short on the flanks. In addition, using Mattia De Sciglio as a wingback isn’t the most appealing proposition. The Real Madrid outcast could be both a viable stopgap for this season and take over the role in the future. Plus, he isn’t too old and wouldn’t be overly expensive.

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