According to reports from AS, Jude Bellingham’s signing is directly related to the futures of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
According to the Spanish outlet, the Croatian international is not opposed to staying for another season at Santiago Bernabeu even if the English youngster arrives. However, the situation is not as straightforward with Toni Kroos.
The German international does not like the idea of the increased competition that will ensue with Bellingham’s signing as he wishes to continue being a prominent part of the team. The transfer would thus reduce the chance of Kroos’ continuity at the club, although the player has not yet made any decision.
Both Modric and Kroos have been integral to Carlo Ancelotti’s plans this season, featuring as regular starters on even the big European nights. Their experience, coupled with the youthful legs of Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga, has provided the right balance of profiles on the field.
At 37 years of age, Modric could well play his last season at the club next term. His mentorship to Bellingham could thus facilitate a smoother change of guard in midfield, for it is the Croatian’s position that the Dortmund star strives to win.
Real Madrid could do with the services of Kroos for another season too, especially given the high level he has been operating at. However, with the player now contemplating Bellingham’s arrival as a threat, it remains to be seen if Los Blancos pursue another midfielder or make do with the Englishman’s addition.
The Merengues are currently in pole position to bring Bellingham to the club in June and are prepared to shell out in excess of €100 million for the same. The player’s father has held multiple meetings with Madrid, in a positive development.
Yet, the race Is far from over given Liverpool and Manchester City’s involvement.
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.