Roberto Olabe was willing to bring Álvaro Odriozola back to Real Sociedad, but in the last few hours the interest of the San Sebastian team has cooled after learning about the footballer’s latest movements
One of the signings that seemed to be falling into the Real society was the one of Alvaro Odriozola. The winger, raised in Zubieta, was the number one candidate to strengthen the team’s right wing. However, in the last hours everything has changed. That is why the sports management led by Roberto Olabe has begun to search the market in search of new alternatives.
The club has carried out a deep exploration of the full-backs available on the market, focusing especially on all those with experience in the Santander League. And it is that, given the current level of the team, they want players with experience in the highest category of Spanish football. Odriozola met the requirements of the Royal Societybut now they have been interested in another player.
The ugly Odriozola that Real Sociedad did not like
The Real Sociedad faces a setback in its bid to sign Odriozola as reinforcement for the right side. Given the negotiations that the player’s agent is carrying out with Athletic Club, the board of the San Sebastian club has taken measures and is considering other options in the market.
Initially, Odriozola was Real Sociedad’s first option to strengthen your defensive line. However, the possibility that the player ends up negotiating with his eternal rival, Athletic Club, has generated discomfort in the board of directors and has led them to urgently seek alternatives. And it seems that there is already a firm candidate.
Olabe finds a new right-back on the market
In this search for alternatives, the name of Óscar Gil has gained strength. The right side of the Spanish He has aroused the interest of Real Sociedad, who consider that his signing could be a great addition to reinforce the right wing. In addition, the situation of Espanyol, which is at risk of relegation to the second division, could facilitate its departure at an affordable price for the Basque club.
Óscar Gil, 25, has been a key player in Espanyol’s defense this season. His performance has been outstanding, proving to be a versatile player with projection. That is why Real Sociedad has been interested in his signing as an alternative to Odriozola. This yes, everything will depend on the possible reduction of the Catalan group, because of the contrary the operation will be much more difficult to close.