After announcing two key arrivals in the form of Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni, Real Madrid now look to make progress on the departures front. Of the many names on the exit list, Luka Jovic finds himself on the top of it.
According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Fiorentina are close to signing the player from Real Madrid. The deal would be in the form of a loan with his €6 million salary shared between the two clubs.
Only the final details remain to be completed before the official announcement. The player could be in Florence as early as next week to undergo his medical tests and sign his new contract.
Since his arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019, the Serbian has struggled to recreate his Bundesliga heroics. In three La Liga seasons, he has found the back of the net only thrice.
The player was brought in by Zinedine Zidane, who did not give him a fair run in the team, and the trend continued under Carlo Ancelotti.
As it stands, the Serbian’s contract with Real Madrid is until 2025. Given that there are three years left on his deal, it will be difficult for the club to part ways with him.
There has been no talk of a purchase option in the deal with Fiorentina, meaning that Jovic will return to the Bernabeu after a season. However, Los Blancos will hope that he produces some eye-catching performances in Italy that cause his market value to surge before he returns.
It remains to be seen if there is any loan fee involved in Jovic’s move this summer. Nevertheless, the space created on the wage bill will be valuable to accommodate any upcoming arrivals.
Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training
The current edition of the Real Madrid squad is full of young talents, who have shown remarkable potential in recent years.
Arda Guler is among the young players looking to make a mark in European football in the years to come.
The young Turk joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, rejecting many other European giants in the process.
Toni Kroos mentoring Guler at Real Madrid
Guler has not enjoyed the best of starts to his life at Santiago Bernabeu, as he is spending a brief time on the sidelines due to an injury.
However, Guler has not stopped working on his characteristics, as he looks to kickstart his Real Madrid career on a positive note.
To that end, the former Fenerbahce starlet is receiving some key support from one of Real Madrid’s midfield pillars in the form of Toni Kroos.
This is according to MARCA, which suggests that the German international is mentoring Guler in his early days at Santiago Bernabeu.
Kroos: huge ‘sponsor’ of Guler
The report highlights how Toni Kroos is a huge admirer of Arda Guler. The German had even heaped praise on the youngster from Turkey when he joined the club earlier in the summer.
Guler, therefore, is closely training with Kroos, whose years of experience, composure, and knowledge of football, could help the youngster grow at Santiago Bernabeu.
This fits in well with Carlo Ancelotti’s vision at Real Madrid, as the Italian boss wants youngsters to have room to grow, especially with guidance from some of the older guards in the team.
It is one of the key reasons Real Madrid wanted to stick to Kroos and Luka Modric, despite bringing in Arda Guler and Jude Bellingham in the summer.
Guler, therefore, has the stage set for him to start his Real Madrid career on a strong note. After impressing in training, the next step for the youngster is to make a promising debut, which is just around the corner.