Arda Guler has made quite an impression during his first week or so at Real Madrid. After joining the club earlier in the month, the youngster has impressed onlookers with his technical brilliance and commitment.
Real Madrid have taken note of Guler’s technical abilities and the fact that he has shown a lot of similarities to Rodrygo. As a result, the club have drawn a clear development plan for the young Turk, reports AS.
The Spanish news publications suggest Arda Guler is rated highly in the Real Madrid camp. But the former Fenerbahce starlet still has a lot of ground to cover in terms of his physique.
At 18, Guler still has a tender physique, which might not be enough to help him keep up with the rigours of top-flight football. With that in mind, Real Madrid have drawn up a strategy, which will help the player gain body mass in the near future.
Guler did work with his personal trainer even during the pandemic, in order to achieve a greater body mass. He even ended up gaining three kilos, but Los Blancos believe that the versatile youngster needs to improve the physicality aspects to succeed at the highest level.
As such, Real Madrid have put Guler on a special training program to help Guler improve his physique and stamina without compromising on his speed, creative and technical abilities.
With Carlo Ancelotti advocating for a more ‘rock and roll’ type of football next season, a strong physique and stamina could go a long way in helping Guler settle into things quickly at the Bernabeu.
To that end, the young Turk has accepted the challenge and is ready to put in the extra work in order to improve his physique. The fact that the former Fenerbahce starlet skipped his vacation to arrive at Valdebebas a week early is indicative of his commitment.
But whether or not Guler will be able to live up to the challenge, remains to be seen.
Real Madrid prodigy eager to make his debut as he closes in on return from injury
Real Madrid’s start to the season has been nothing short of exemplary. The Merengues have won every game since the dawn of the campaign, going unbeaten over the course of six games.
However, coach Carlo Ancelotti has yet to unearth the maximum potential of his squad, as injuries to key players and some notable absentees have prevented Real Madrid from flexing their muscles.
Arriving this summer on a six-year contract, Arda Guler has not been fortuitous enough to don the Royal White jersey yet, owing to a knee injury he endured early in the pre-season tour of the US.
But after missing out on the initial stages of the campaign, his return is closer than ever.
Arda Guler aching to make his debut
Indeed, as per Diario AS, he has fully recovered from his injury and is close to playing his first match for Real Madrid.
The Turkish sensation cannot wait to play and apparently will be back with the group on Monday as he can finally shake off the rust and be reintegrated within the squad dynamics.
Guler has missed some important games in La Liga thus far, as well as the Champions League opener versus Union Berlin, which Madrid won with a late Bellingham strike.
However, the season is still long, and the 18-year-old will finally be able to participate in the upcoming matches, with El Clasico also on the horizon.
After a thorough investigation, the Madrid sports management came to the conclusion that Guler would be a suitable attacking addition who is poised to fit the team dynamics like a glove.
As a result, everyone at the club is excitedly anticipating his return from injury because he will have plenty of possibilities this season.
The player garnered immense attention in the summer transfer window and Real Madrid are thus looking forward to seeing him in action.