Bayern bolster squad with Real misfit

Bundesliga News

Bayern Munich have confirmed their first signing of the January transfer window with the arrival of Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola on a six-month loan.

The 24-year-old joined Real in July 2018 from Athletic Bilbao in a deal worth a reported €35 million but has failed to establish himself in the first-team.

With only four appearances in LaLiga under manager Zinedine Zidane this season, Bayern have swooped in for the Spain international right-back.

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Speaking to the club's website, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expressed his delight of their latest acquisition.

"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," Rummenigge said.

"We are delighted about the signing and thank Real Madrid for the friendly and cooperative talks."

The Bavarian giants are currently second in the Bundesliga, trailing league leaders RB Leipzig by four points.