After Kylian Mbappe’s failed move to Real Madrid, fans were sure that Florentino Perez would, in fact, pursue an alternative in the form of a winger who could add depth to their attack.
Of the several options on the horizon, Serge Gnabry seemed to be the next best thing.
Now, the tables have reportedly turned. According to MARCA, Real Madrid believe that Gnabry’s position is already well covered. With Marco Asensio and Rodrygo in the squad, the German’s signing is no longer deemed a necessity.
The report comes as a contradiction to the situation 24 hours ago when Los Blancos were said to be closely monitoring his situation. The €40 million price tag demanded by Bayern Munich is not a figure out of reach for Ancelotti’s side.
As the summer transfer window edges closer, Gnabry’s future seems to be further away from Munich. Despite the winger’s impressive numbers, talks over a renewal stalled after a disparity over the wages.
Arsenal and Liverpool from the Premier League are closely eyeing the German’s situation and will be relieved to hear of Madrid’ exit from the race. Nevertheless, it is not over until it’s over.
Marco Asensio’s future at Madrid is under a cloud of doubt. If the Spaniard departs the club in June, the door for Gnabry will certainly reopen.
If the German does arrive in Madrid, he will face stiff competition from Rodrygo to fill the third place in attack. The Brazilian had an unreal impact at the tail end of the 2021/22 season and was instrumental in steering his team to the UCL final.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.