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Real Madrid closely monitoring the progress of 21-year-old former defender



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Miguel Gutierrez was one of several academy products that Real Madrid parted ways with in the previous summer transfer window. The young left-back signed for Girona after having found game-time hard to come by under Carlo Ancelotti at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, according to MARCA, Real Madrid are carefully tracking the progress of the 21-year-old Gutierrez as they could consider re-signing him in the future.

Since joining Girona, the left-back has grown into an important player for the club, featuring in 15 of their 16 La Liga matches along with two Copa del Rey encounters. In total, he has accumulated 1274 minutes of action across 17 matches and has registered three assists.

Real Madrid have always rated Gutierrez highly but the youngster could not find continuity under Ancelotti last season, who preferred to use Ferland Mendy and Marcelo at left-back.

Following Marcelo’s departure this past summer, there was a window of opportunity for the 21-year-old, but the management decided to sell him and he is making the most of his opportunity at Girona.

As per the report, Real Madrid received a fee of €4 million from Girona, for 40% rights of the player. Meaning, Los Blancos still retain 60% of the rights on Gutierrez and could bring him back in the future for a reasonable fee.

“He is a player that we are evaluating for the future, he can return if he does well,” Ancelotti had said int he past, as quoted by MARCA.

And, hence, they are keeping a close track of his development and progress at the Catalan club.

With Ferland Mendy not performing at the desired level consistently and there being no viable backup at left-back at the moment, Real Madrid are expected to invest in a new player in the position.

Another former academy man, Fran Garcia, who plays for Rayo Vallecano, has been identified as a target.

But, if Gutierrez continues to excel at Girona over the coming months, it might not be too long before Real Madrid consider bringing him 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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