Alvaro Odriozola joins Fiorentina on loan

Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola will play the 2021-22 season on loan in Serie A with Fiorentina.

The two clubs confirmed his move on Saturday. 

Odriozola, 25, has found first-team opportunities hard to come by since moving to the Bernabeu in 2018 from Real Sociedad. 

And he will now hope to feature regularly in an ambitious Viola side, who have looked to strengthen their squad during a busy summer in Florence.

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Fiorentina announces Alvaro Odriozola

“ACF Fiorentina is pleased to announce Alvaro Odriozola Arzallus,” the statement reads.

“He has joined the club on loan from Real Madrid CF until June 30, 2022,” the confirmed.

Madrid also moved to make the transfer official.

“Real Madrid and Fiorentina have agreed the loan of the player Odriozola for this season, until June 30, 2022.”

Reports indicate that the agreement does not contain an extension or purchase option. 

It will only run until the end of the current season. 

Odriozola moves despite having impressed coach Carlo Ancelotti in pre-season, placing a priority on picking up as many first-team minutes as possible. 

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