La Liga clubs Real Betis, Real Sociedad and Villarreal are reportedly interested in signing Miguel Gutierrez from Real Madrid in the summer.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Miguel Gutierrez could leave Real Madrid on loan in the summer transfer window to gain valuable experience. And the Spanish prospect has emerged on the radars of a trio of La Liga clubs – Real Betis, Real Sociedad, and Villarreal.
Miguel Gutierrez has been a part of Real Madrid for over a decade, having arrived from Getafe in September 2011. After making swift progress in Los Blancos’ youth setup, the 20-year-old made his first-team bow for Real Madrid in the 2020/21 season after Zinedine Zidane became an admirer of his talent.
But Gutierrez has spent most of the 2021/22 season with Real Madrid Castilla, with whom he has enjoyed an excellent campaign. The Spanish prospect has two goals and eight assists in 15 games for the reserve side. But with Gutierrez now 20 years old, it is high time he gained some first-team experience.
The young left-back’s prospects might not improve at Real Madrid, even though Marcelo will likely depart from the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window. And three La Liga clubs are ready to offer the 20-year-old the chance to gain valuable first-team experience heading into the 2022/23 season, those being Real Betis, Real Sociedad, and Villarreal.
Real Betis could do with a left-back in the summer transfer window, as Alex Moreno has become a target for several clubs in Europe, including Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur. Gutierrez is thus a viable target for Los Verdiblancos. As for Real Sociedad, the advancing age of Nacho Monreal could be a key factor in their pursuit of the Real Madrid prospect.
The former Arsenal defender is 36 years old and will need to start getting phased out, making Gutierrez an option worth considering. Finally, the interest from Villarreal is surprising, seeing as Unai Emery has two solid left-backs in Alberto Moreno and Pervis Estupinan at his disposal.
Unless Moreno becomes a full-time winger, Villarreal might not need to sign a left-back. But what remains certain is that Gutierrez will benefit from joining a club where he can feature prominently in a first-team setup, with Real Madrid unlikely to offer that in the 2022/23 season.