Four of the five on loan that Madrid had last season will return to the Whites’ discipline… but only two have a place in the Madrid first team . Mayoral (25 years old), Odriozola (26), Kubo (21) and Reinier (20) are the ones who must return to training in Valdebebas throughout this week, but only the first two have room to stay for the 2022 campaign -2. 3. The fifth, Brahim Díaz (22), will continue one more season at Milan , with whom he will play the Champions League having won the Scudetto after eleven seasons without doing so. But only Mayoral and Odriozola are here to stay. The first, as a clear replacement for Benzema, after the departure of Jovic (24) to Fiorentina. Mariano (28) is relegated to being a merely residual figure in his last year of contract with the whites. The good work of the striker from Parla both at Roma and at Getafe pleased Ancelotti, who was looking for a suitable replacement for when the Frenchman needed a break. This season, Madrid will play six competitions (League, Champions, Cup, Club World Cup and Spanish and European Super Cups), added to the World Cup in the middle of the campaign (it is played from November to December), it will motivate Ancelotti to have to rotate more to the team than last season.
For this reason, Alvaro Odriozola will also stay, returning to Madrid after his second experience abroad (he played for Bayern in the 2019-20 campaign). His mission is to be the substitute for Carvajal on the right side, which will favor Lucas Vázquez returning to his position as attacker on the right : Bale’s departure, plus the probable one of Asensio (he has not accepted Madrid’s first renewal offer ) in his last year of contract with the Madrid entity invites us to think that the Galician can alternate that position with Valverde. Hence the need to have an alternative player to a Carvajal who ended up like a shot last season (his marking of him against Colombian Luis Díaz in the Champions League final attests to this).