For a club to sign new players is always sweet news to the ears of fans. A new signing comes with a world of opportunity and brings an energy that is often lacking in the regular squad.
However, departures are as important as arrivals in the world of football. For every player signed, the club must usually part ways with players to maintain equilibrium.
One year ago, one might not have thought of Marco Asensio as an expendable asset. Now, the Spanish forward seems surplus in Ancelotti’s setup and could well leave Real Madrid this month.
According to reports from Diario AS, Liverpool are interested in signing Asensio and have already informed the player’s entourage. Further, AC Milan too have the player on their agenda.
Asensio has one more year left on his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu. Though the club have formally submitted an offer to extend his contract, the forward feels he deserves a better salary and has turned it down.
The difference between the two parties seems large and unbridgeable at the moment and an exit seems likely.
The 26-year-old made only 19 league starts for Real Madrid last season despite appearing in over 30 games. In that duration, he found the back of the net ten times.
Liverpool are set to lose Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich in the coming days and view Asensio as a possible replacement. Los Blancos ask €40 million for their winger, but the Reds are willing to shell out around €30 million for his services.
It remains to be seen if Jurgen Klopp’s side pursues his signing seriously. However, the transfer seems to be a difficult one given how far the parties are at the moment.
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.