In recent years, Real Madrid have concentrated on signing the best young talents from around world football and developing them into starters. The likes of Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga arrived at Santiago Bernabeu as teenager wonderkids and have successfully become household names since then.
Thus, the transfer strategy has certainly served Real Madrid well. And so, it should come as no surprise that they are ready to stick with it.
This summer, they have already brought in Jude Bellingham, who is already considered amongst the best midfielders in world football. And now, it looks like they are closing in on the signing of Arda Guler.
Rumours have broken out over the last couple of days that Guler has chosen to join Real Madrid over several other clubs who were interested in signing him. And now, there is further news regarding the matter.
Real Madrid target’s decision to transfer confirmed
As reported by MARCA, Fenerbahce President, Ali Koc, said about the situation of Guler:
"“Arda Güler has decided to leave. We found a way for him to stay one more year, but he has decided he wants to leave and we have to respect that.”"
Guler is one of the biggest talents in European football right now. Still just 18 years of age, he has already made his mark for Fenerbahce and earned the nickname ‘The Turkish Messi’.
Of course, he has a long way to go if he is to meet expectations. But moving to a team like Real Madrid, who have an excellent recent record of developing youngsters, does give him a great chance to do that.
Guler’s numbers at the senior level are already very impressive. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 9 goals and provided 12 assists in 51 appearances and 1914 minutes of football for Fenerbahce.
Guler is capable of playing in several positions but seems to be at his best in the number 10 role as on the right flank. Real Madrid do not have a lot of options going forward at the moment, so he could get plenty of chances next season. Of course, a deal is not over the line yet and nothing should be taken for granted before he holds up the Royal White jersey.