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€17.5 million wonderkid dreams of Real Madrid, idolises former playmaker – report



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The name of Arda Guler is gaining more and more traction by the day as links with Real Madrid have mainly been at the forefront.

The Turkish sensation has been deemed as a player with enormous potential, and his €17.5 million release clause has many of Europe’s top sides frothing over him.

The prospect of seeing Guler don the Madrid outfit is further strengthened by a new revelation by ESPN. According to the report, Gler has been supporting Real Madrid since his idol, Mesut Ozil joined the club. The report also states that the Merengues are his dream club.

Ozil, who has Turkish ancestry, unsurprisingly has a huge fan following in Turkey, with Guler, one of football’s brightest young talents, among his admirers. The two were even teammates briefly at Fenerbahce and the 17-year-old took the No. 10 shirt at the club after the ex-Real Madrid playmaker’s departure.

However, the admiration likely does not solely stem from a similar background but also due to the uncanny resemblance between both midfielders.

The German international marked history at Real Madrid, scoring 27 goals and providing 81 assists in 159 appearances for the Merengues. Ozil’s nifty feet, paired with exceptional playmaking prowess, ranked him as an incredible entertainer in the Spanish capital.

The left-footed Fenerbahçe sensation is also one of those footballers that make supporters sit up and take notice. Guler is capable of dismantling defenses with piercing passes or adventurous carries.

However, despite idolizing the Real Madrid icon, the Turkish pearl also is rumoured to be one of Barcelona’s top targets. The Merengues will thus be facing stiff competition for the youngster.

Even so, if they manage to make their project more appealing as compared to their competitors, Los Blancos may have a strong edge in negotiations. After all, Ozil was also lured by the club’s enthusiasm to acquire his signature.

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French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him



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Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.

However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.

Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links

Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”

“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.

Tchouameni preferred Real Madrid over PSG (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.

Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.

Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid

Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.

Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.

Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.

The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.

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