La Liga champions Real Madrid are reportedly ready to cash in on 20-year-old Spanish full-back Miguel Gutierrez in the summer transfer window.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Miguel Gutierrez is not in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for the 2022/23 season, with Real Madrid ready to offload the left-back. The reigning La Liga champions will look to sell the 20-year-old to a fellow top-flight club while reserving 50 per cent of his rights.
Miguel Gutierrez has been with Real Madrid since arriving from Getafe as a 10-year-old in 2011. The young Spanish full-back progressed through the ranks rapidly at La Fabrica before making his first-team debut in April 2021 under Zinedine Zidane.
But the 20-year-old has come into this summer on the back of a frustrating 2021/22 season as he managed only four outings for the Real Madrid first-team. However, Gutierrez enjoyed a solid campaign for Real Madrid Castilla, chipping in with two goals and eight assists in 16 appearances. But while he flourished for the reserve side, he wants to feature prominently at the first-team level in the 2022/23 season.
For their part, the reigning La Liga champions have been open to loaning Gutierrez out to another club in the summer transfer window. But according to AS, the Spaniard could leave Real Madrid on a permanent deal instead of departing from the Santiago Bernabeu temporarily.
Gutierrez is not in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for the 2022/23 season, with the Real Madrid boss happy with Ferland Mendy and David Alaba as his left-back options for the upcoming campaign. So the Italian tactician will not ask Real Madrid to sign a new left-back this summer or delve into the reserve side to promote Gutierrez permanently.
Real Madrid had shown interest in re-signing Fran Garcia to bolster his left-back options. But with Ferland Mendy likely to remain at the Bernabeu, the Merengues do not need to dip their toes into the transfer market for a left-back. And with David Ruiz set to reinforce the defensive unit at Real Madrid Castilla, Gutierrez needs to embark on a new adventure.
Real Madrid will look to sell Gutierrez to another La Liga club while reserving 50 per cent of his rights. That has been the case whenever the Spanish giants are sold their academy graduates, with Mario Gila the latest to fall in such a category following his move to Lazio.