Alvaro Odriozola ‘a step away from joining Bayern Munich on loan’ as Real Madrid defender ‘misses training to complete Bundesliga switch’
- Real Madrid’s Alvaro Odriozola is edging closer to joining Bayern Munich on loan
- The right back has been out of favour so far this season and wants more football
- Bayern want to strengthen their depth in defence, particularly on the right side
- Odriozola skipped training on Tuesday in order to push through a January move
Alvaro Odriozola has missed Real Madrid training on Tuesday as he looks to finalise a loan move to Bayern Munich.
Zinedine Zidane’s squad completed their preparations for the Copa del Rey tie with minnows Salamanca on Wednesday and there was no sign of Odriozola in training.
The right back has been out of favour at the Bernabeu all season and is now on the verge of leaving the club.
Alvaro Odriozola has missed Real Madrid training as he closes in on a move to Bayern Munich
According to Spanish outlet AS, Odriozola is now ‘a step away’ from joining Bayern on loan for the rest of the season.
Bayern want to strengthen their options in defence and provide manager Hansi Flick an alternative to Benjamin Pavard with Joshua Kimimch moving into midfield.
Odriozola’s arrival would also mean Pavard can play centrally, his preferred position.
Athletic Bilbao are also interested in Odriozola and could mount a late bid to sign him but, as things stands, the Bundesliga looks likely to be his next destination.
Odriozola has made just five appearances so far this season, featuring in 434 minutes of action.
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