German Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich have signed Álvaro Odriozola on loan from Spanish record champions Real Madrid until the end of this season. After passing a medical, the 24-year-old right back has signed his contract at Säbener Straße and began training with Bayern today.
“Following internal discussions, we agreed to follow the wishes of head coach Hansi Flick in strengthening the defence and decided to go for Álvaro Odriozola. We are delighted about the signing and thank Real Madrid for the friendly and cooperative talks,” said Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
FC Bayern Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžic said, “We are convinced Alvaro Odriozola will help our team with his qualities. I am very happy we’ve found a full-back like him.”
Odriozola joined Madrid in the summer of 2018 from his hometown club Real Sociedad and won the FIFA Club World Cup with ‘Los Blancos’ in his first season. He has made four appearances for the Spanish national team and scored one goal.