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Real Madrid beat Barcelona to sign promising goalkeeper – report



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Real Madrid have finally completed the signing of young goalkeeper Ferran Quetglas from Mallorca, claims Spanish news outlet MARCA.

Madrid have been chasing Quetglas since March and had to fend off interest from some of the top clubs to acquire the 17-year-old’s services. This includes Barcelona among other suitors. 

In acquiring the young stopper, Madrid put a full stop to a long negotiation that has been in the pipeline since March.

Quetglas, who has been called up to the senior team of Mallorca four times (three times in the league and one time in the Cup game) this season, has signed a two-year deal with Los Blancos.

Marca says the 17-year-old keeper will join the youth team at the moment, which will give him a much-needed taste of what is there to come.

Real Madrid have huge plans for Quetglas. The team will initially slot him at the famed Castilla to track his progress. If the blueprint that has been drawn for him is fulfilled, Madrid expect him to succeed Thibaut Courtois in goal.

At first, however, they expect him to successfully complete the training period before drawing a conclusion.

Long-term project

Madrid have been following Quetglas’ career since the very beginning. And like Madrid, even Barcelona were following his trajectory, and despite having strong connections in the Balearic area, they missed out on the opportunity.

Quetglas is considered as one of the finest young keepers Spain will have in their ranks. He has already played for the U-17 side of his national team and has also been called up to Mallorca’s first-team squad on a number of occasions. In fact, he did play for the first team in the previous pre-season.

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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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