Ancelotti has ruled out Odriozola and Madrid are working to find a team for the Basque right-back. The young footballer has not finished finding his place at Real Madrid, not even as a substitute, and his future would be far from the capital.
But the departure of Odriozola would open another debate, is it necessary to reinforce the right back? And my opinion is yes. Despite the fact that if Carvajal is healthy, Madrid has a great side for the lane, the Madrid defender has had problems with injuries in recent seasons. On the other hand, Lucas Vázquez is not really a full-back despite having performed remarkably this season in that position.
If Odriozola leaves, Madrid would only have a pure right-back in the squad, so it would be convenient for him to look for a player for that position in the transfer market. In addition, I think it is important to sign a future winger, a young man who can give the generational change to Carvajal and become, in the medium term, the owner of Madrid’s right wing.
Lucas Vázquez is a player who has fulfilled that position, but it is not his place. The footballer will finally be the alternative if the signing does not arrive, but it is not the solution, at least in the long term. Lucas is also a player of an age and also, we already know his maximum potential. The Galician is one of the players who give everything, but still does not reach him to be a world top player.
In Madrid the best players must play by position, and I believe that in modern football the full-backs are very important, so the Whites will have to look in the market for a player who fits them to dominate the right wing and be the winger of future for whites.