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Real Madrid have not set a return date for injured prodigy, but could involve him for Super Cup



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Arda Guler’s stellar work with Fenerbahce earned him a move to Real Madrid last summer, but the youngster is yet to play a single minute for the Merengues due to injuries constantly interrupting him.

However, Guler is gradually closing towards a long-awaited return with the player entering the final stages of his recovery.

MARCA have come out to provide an update on the player’s expected return date and how he fits in the Real Madrid roster moving forward.

Likely to be called up for the Spanish Super Cup

As per the information, although there is not a set date for Arda Guler’s comeback as of yet, it is probable that he will be called up to the squad and sent to Riyadh to play in the Spanish Super Cup.

Reports have previously stated that the Turkish sensation may make his debut against Mallorca, but the club are treading lightly and wants to ensure no relapse occurs.

Still, his reunion with the rest of the squad is on the horizon, as he will train with the group after the holiday ends.

Guler advised to take things one step at a time

While being sidelined for such a prolonged period is bound to take a toll on anyone, he has the club’s assurance and is advised to not worry about a spot in the team.

Furthermore, Guler is aware that he still has a lot of time left in the season to establish himself and prove his worth. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has recommended he relax and not stress excessively as he was, after all, a signing for the long run.

Moreover, the report argues that everything said about Real Madrid thinking about loaning Arda Guler is baseless and incorrect.

At the absolute least, Guler yearns to establish his credibility and demonstrate his abilities for the Turkish national team in the upcoming Euros, which will be held in 2024.

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Toni Kroos opens up on retirement decision – ‘I am sad at the moment’



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Real Madrid have the opportunity to make this a historic season by lifting their 15th UEFA Champions League title.

But even in the event Madrid gets their hands on the trophy, the conclusion of the season will leave a bittersweet feeling as Toni Kroos is set to depart the club.

The German midfielder was urged to continue plying his trade in the Spanish Capital for another season since his timeless quality is yet to fade away, but Kroos remained firm on his decision.

Kroos opens up about retirement

Now, reflecting on his imminent departure from the club he has played 464 games with, Kroos has opened up about how the decision came about and his thought process.

“I am sad at the moment. Something that defined me, that gave so much fun and gave me so many positive memories is coming to an end,” Kroos professed on his podcast.

Kroos plays his final home game for Real Madrid tomorrow. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

However, he claims there is a slight silver lining about the news becoming public, as there is no more pressure on him to constantly answer questions about his future and focus solely on finishing his career in the best way possible.

“I am happy that the news is out. It is a relief because a lot of people were speculating and I didn’t feel like answering questions about my future all the time,” Kroos claimed.

The veteran midfielder adds that retiring was never a clear-cut decision as his emotions fluctuated frequently.

“Retiring was never a 100-0 decision. The feelings swing in other directions, in the days at the end it was maybe a 80-20 or 70-30 decision. And that 30% is what makes you feel something,” he said.

Furthermore, Kroos reveals that he shared the news of his retirement to Ancelotti first and foremost, then relayed his decision to his teammates.

“I told Carlo [Ancelotti] first that I’m retiring. Then the club, then Luka [Modric], Fede [Valverde], Lucas [Vazquez]…” he exclaimed.

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