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Out-of-favour Real Madrid defender not ready to leave club – report



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A team is only as good as its players play, and that statement becomes all-the-more important when one considers a hectic schedule for club and country as is the situation this time around. Needless to say, the general rule applies not only to the main players but also to the ones on the bench.

When one talks of the players’ commitment to the badge, Real Madrid comes second to none. Mundo Deportivo brings to light news that exemplifies the same.

According to the Spanish outlet, Lucas Vallejo is committed to fighting for his place on Carlo Ancelotti’s side and does not wish to move.

He is not scared of the competition and wants to push for a starting spot. He has been training hard with the Castilla team under Raul Gonzalez every day during the international break hoping to return to his best.

Espanyol are the team most interested in signing Vallejo. The manager, Diego Martinez, knows him well through his spell at Granada and sees him as a good fit into his system.

The centre-back’s contract with Real Madrid runs until June 30 2025, meaning over two and a half years remain on his deal. It is the optimal time for the club to sell the player and earn a few bucks from his sale, however, the final decision rests with Ancelotti.

The 25-year-old has only played in five La Liga games for Los Blancos this season, keeping two clean sheets and averaging over ten defensive actions per game. Yet, it is clear that he is far down in the pecking order and is quite clearly the fifth-choice centre-back.

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Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training



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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.

Arda Guler is taking special guidance from Toni Kroos (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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