A recent report from Diario AS has offered a crucial update on the future of Antonio Blanco.
The young defensive midfielder is the captain of the RM Castilla side, but it appears he could be set for La Liga adventure in the new season, with Cadiz closing in on his services.
The report suggests the Spanish outfit are on the verge of signing Blanco on a season-long loan deal. All the parties are in advanced negotiations over the deal and the move could be officiated in the coming hours.
A product of the Madrid youth academy, Blanco is long considered to be one of the most gifted players in the subsidiary squad. A number six by trade, he is rated highly due to his physique and ability to provide the defensive work ethic in the middle of the park.
Many in the Real Madrid camp even consider him the perfect heir of Casemiro. However, with little to no experience in professional football, he was not included in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for the new season.
Blanco, for his part, wanted some first-team role in the Real Madrid setup. He did not want to remain at RM Castilla either, so a loan move to Cadiz could be the best option for the youngster.
Blanco could become the sixth new signing for Cadiz in the ongoing transfer market, joining a list that includes another Real Madrid talent in Victor Chust, although the young defender joined the club on a permanent deal worth around €1 million.
While Blanco’s move to Cadiz could soon be on the horizon, Real Madrid are finding it difficult to offload star player Marco Asensio.
The Spanish international has no offers on his table at the moment and is facing an uncertain future at the club, with just two weeks remaining until the transfer window slams to a shut.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.