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Real Madrid and Barcelona ‘at war’ for €17.5 million-rated gem – report



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With Arda Guler becoming one of the most coveted young prospects in European football, top clubs across the continent are vying for his signature this summer.

And, MARCA is reporting that La Liga rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona are ‘at war’ for the signing of the 18-year-old attacking midfielder, whose contract has a release clause worth €17.5 million.

Real Madrid have been tracking Guler for a long time now and have made it a serious mission to sign him this summer. The Spanish capital club see him as a perfect fit for their recruitment strategy of signing young talents with potential to become superstars.

Los Blancos have considered the possibility of signing Guler this summer and loaning him out to Fenerbahce or a different club in Europe as they have players like Jude Bellingham and Brahim Diaz who play in the 18-year-old’s position, which would restrict his game time.

However, the possibility of retaining him at the club from this year only has not been entirely ruled out either.

As far as Barcelona are concerned, they are making big efforts to secure an agreement for Guler. Their new sporting director, Deco, even flew to Turkey yesterday to hold talks with the youngster’s club and entourage.

However, the Catalan giants would be looking to sign him for 2024 as their financial problems prohibit them from welcoming the 18-year-old to the club this summer itself.

Both the La Liga giants are very keen on signing Guler and are at war to acquire his services. Recent reports have suggested that Barcelona might have their noses in front following Deco’s visit to Turkey.

But Real Madrid are not giving up on the teenage sensation as of yet and will hope to beat their arch-rivals for his capture. The Merengues wish to have their squad ready in time for pre-season and believe that the matter will be resolved in the coming days one way or the other.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender




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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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