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Real Madrid, Barcelona to taste defeat in pursuit of 14-year-old Brazilian gem

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The name of 14-year-old Real Valladolid talent Guilherme Ruck has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona over the past few months.

Despite his tender age, the Brazilian gem has been making waves in the youth footballing scenes in Spain and is regarded as a bright, up-and-coming talent with immense potential.

Naturally, Ruck managed to pique the interest of Real Madrid, who have been known to keep an eye on special young prospects. Along with Los Merengues, their arch-rivals Barcelona, too, had caught wind of the 14-year-old’s promise.

Flamengo to beat Real Madrid, Barcelona

However, as per latest reports in Brazil, as relayed by SPORT, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all set to face defeat in their pursuit of Gui Ruck.

Indeed, as per the report, the 14-year-old is in advance talks to return to his homeland, Brazil, by joining the youth academy of Flamengo.

It is claimed that negotiations between the teenager’s entourage and the Brazilian club are in advanced stages and an agreement could be close. As such, Ruck could be headed back to Brazil in the summer.

Having moved to Europe at a young age, Ruck has spent time at the academies of Vitoria de Guimaraes, SC Braga, and FC Porto. He arrived at Valladolid in 2021 and has been attracting the interest of scouts from across Europe.

Real Madrid and Barcelona, too, were keen on the 14-year-old’s services. But as things stand, if the aforementioned report is to be believed, Ruck could be headed to Flamengo come summer.

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Real Madrid captain drops future hint – ‘Sometimes circumstances aren’t right to be a one-club man’

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Real Madrid are just days away from their highly anticipated Champions League final showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Once the final has been played, planning for the summer transfer window will be in full swing, with the topic of arrivals and departures likely to be discussed.

One of the players facing an uncertain future is Nacho Fernandez. The Real Madrid captain has yet to disclose his future ambitions, despite nearing the end of his contract.

Nacho opens up about future

While he previously claimed that he had already made his decision, a shift in tone can be observed now, with Nacho asserting that he will soon sit with the club and his family to evaluate the best course of action

For now, the 34-year-old remains focused on the Champions League final and does not wish to draw any unnecessary attention.

“Future? The focus is on the final now. After that, I will sit with the club, Ancelotti and my family and I’ll decide what’s the best thing for me,” he told El Chiringuito.

On his way out? (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

Fernandez acknowledges the fans’ support

Additionally, the veteran centre-back claimed that he does need a grand farewell to know how much the Madrid faithful appreciate him.

“That love the fans have for Toni is the same they have for me. I don’t need a farewell to know the fans love me,” he reflected.

Nacho has devoted his entire career to Real Madrid, rising through the ranks from the youth academy and spending over two decades with the Merengues.

However, he has alluded to the possibility of perhaps donning the colours of a different jersey.

“Sometimes the circumstances are not right to be a ‘one club man’,” he cryptically claimed.

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