Real Madrid to let Miguel Gutiérrez go
The reserve team full-back, who won’t be travelling with Real Madrid’s first team squad on the US tour, will be sold to another LaLiga club with Madrid retaining half of his rights.
Real Madrid is fully immersed in this summer’s exit plan and one of the players who has been singled out to leave is left back Miguel Gutiérrez. As Diario AS understands, the Castilla defender is not part of Ancelotti’s immediate plans and his future, which will be settled in the coming weeks, involves him being sold with Madrid keeping half of his rights. That operation has already been outlined and there are several clubs who have already stated an interest.
In the end, Carlo Ancelotti made a decision to only have Ferland Mendy and David Alaba as his main options at left-back, with Nacho to cover if necessary. Madrid had planned to to repeat the same formula they used last season - with Miguel registered with Castilla but to be available for the first team when needed. But that doesn’t fit in with what the player has in mind. Gutiérrez, who will turn 21 the week after next, is looking for greater challenges than just being a quick fix when Mendy or Alaba are unavailable. His future lies in LaLiga and his next destination will be another Spanish top flight club with Madrid reserving 50 per cent of his rights. That will allow Los Blancos the chance to take him back at a future date should they decide to do so. Madrid had a similar plan for Fran García, but so far nothing concrete has materialized.
For now, Miguel will stay in Valdebebas working under Raúl’s orders while the club and his agents work on his transfer. Madrid have set an accessible price so it will be the player who chooses where he ends up playing next season.
Miguel Gutiérrez is one of the most sought-after players to have come through Madrid’s academy, but he won’t be the only one to leave. Sergio Arribas is still on the market - as is Antonio Blanco, with no room for either of them on the US tour. Blanco’s opportunities with the first team have dwindled with the arrival of Tchouaméni, and he too could soon be on his way out of Valdebebas.