5 things Real Madrid must do in the summer 2022 transfer window

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Dani Carvajal (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
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Los Blancos need to decide who they want playing right-back

At the moment, Real Madrid only have one natural right-back in Dani Carvajal, who is very good yet quite injury prone. Whenever he isn’t able to play, Lucas Vazquez becomes a makeshift right-back or Nacho Fernandez is picked to take up that position. With Carvajal’s injury issues, Real Madrid are in desperate need of a right-back who is not going to necessarily be a backup, but someone who will be happy to rotate. He will play a lot more than he expects, that much is almost guaranteed.

Alvaro Odriozola was loaned out to Fiorentina late in the last summer transfer market in a move which was surprising to some fans. The surprise didn’t come from his loan agreement but rather from the fact that he is actually needed in the team as Carvajal’s backup. However, the Spaniard hasn’t done too well for the club since his arrival and his move to the Serie A has brought out a lot in him that we have not really seen ever since his days at Real Sociedad. He could be coming back to the club in the summer permanently, depending on what the decision-makers have thought of when it comes to the transfer market.

If Real Madrid decide that Odriozola is not good enough or they receive an offer that may be too good to refuse, then they will need to spend money into finding a suitable replacement. Depending on Lucas Vazquez at right-back is not ideal, regardless of the positive and negative performances we have seen from him this season.