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Real Madrid Want To Let This Full-Back Leave: Good Move For Everyone Involved?

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In a recent report, AS stated that Real Madrid want to let Miguel Gutiérrez leave this summer. It has been mentioned that Los Blancos are willing to cash in on the Spanish full-back in this off-season.

Gutierrez’s Impressive Emergence In Spanish Football

Gutierrez broke out as a first-team starter at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium last season and managed to put in a few impressive displays as Real Madrid’s left-back. The talented youngster has featured in ten senior matches for Los Blancos thus far, securing a couple of assists in various competitions.

The 20-year-old did well to average 2.3 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 0.7 clearances, 1.0 key passes, 0.7 crosses and 2.0 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga. He was even excellent when distributing the ball from the left flank, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 94% in the Spanish top-flight (stats via whoscored).

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Real Madrid Want To Let Gutierrez Leave: Good Move For Everyone Involved?

Gutierrez loves a tackle and can earn the ball back for his team on the defensive third of the pitch. He usually clears his lines when the opposition are on the front foot and can also engineer some decent chances for his teammates up top.

The Spanish prospect can deliver a few inviting crosses into the opponent’s penalty box and can make some driving runs with the ball on the left wing.

However, Gutierrez is not guaranteed a regular starting spot at Real Madrid as he is still quite inexperienced at the highest level. Hence, it makes sense for both the player and the Madrid club to part ways with each other during this summer transfer window.

At 20, the Spanish left-back has a bright future ahead of him. However, Carlo Ancelotti cannot afford to give him enough playing time in the Spanish capital in the upcoming campaign. Plus, he has just got a couple of years left in his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Hence, it will be a good move for both parties if Ancelotti allows Gutierrez to leave before the start of the new campaign.

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