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Details of Real Madrid’s offer for 18-year-old Barcelona transfer target – report

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The race for Arda Guler is heating up. Earlier today, it came to light that the player’s personal preference was to play in La Liga, and the equation thus now boils down to Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Joan Laporta is said to have already tabulated the Catalans’ first official bid for the Turkish prodigy that would see him join them next season.

As per the terms suggested, Barcelona offer to pay a part of the player’s €17.5 million release clause now and loan him back to Fenerbahce for a season. The second part of the payment would arrive next summer when the player actually makes the move.

With their arch-rivals already sending their representative to Turkey and submitting a proposal, the heat turned on at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier today. Mundo Deportivo brings out the proposal Real Madrid wish to present to Fenerbahce.

According to the Spanish publication, Los Blancos offer to pay Guler’s release clause over three instalments. The first portion of €8,750,000 will be settled immediately, with the remaining 50% coming in two instalments later.

Moreover, the Merengues offer Fenerbahce 20% of any future sale of the player. Given Guler’s talent and ceiling, however, one would expect him to stay at the club for decades if he were to arrive.

Interestingly, the teenager’s release clause stood at just €5 million a few weeks ago. However, his contract had a clause included by which it would jump to €17.5 million if he played 1500 minutes for the senior team.

Guler played 1540 minutes last season, triggering the change in the termination clause. With the price tag now clearly understood at Santiago Bernabeu, the Galacticos are expected to go all out in his signature in the coming week. However, it is not yet known if the player would arrive this summer or the next.

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report

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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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