Enzo Fernandez has become one of the most sought-after players in Europe following his blazing performances in the FIFA World Cup.
The midfielder indeed played a key role in helping Argentina secure the coveted title for the first time since 1986. He was subsequently named the Best Young Player in the tournament, which has led to widespread speculation over his future.
Real Madrid are thought to be one of the clubs interested in the services of Fernandez. The reigning European champions are in desperate need of midfield reinforcements next season as they look to add long-term replacements for the likes of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
But if reports from UOL are to be believed, it is Manchester United who are leading the chase to sign Fernandez.
The report suggests that the Red Devils are keeping close track of Fernandez’s future and want to snap him up at the earliest possible.
Manchester United, for one, are already prepared to fork out a fee of around €120 million for the young Argentine – his release clause amount. It appears coach Erik ten Hag is desperate to add some quality in the middle of the park, with Fernandez emerging as the ideal solution.
With Man United ready to break the bank for the Argentine, they are leading Liverpool and Real Madrid in the chase, with the latter unlikely to spend such a fortune in the January transfer window.
Real Madrid, though, are expected to splash the cash for Jude Bellingham in 2023, with the Englishman being identified as the ideal long-term replacement for Modric.
But even here, the Whites could face stiff competition from Liverpool, who also consider the Borussia Dortmund starlet as one of their top targets at the end of the season.
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.