Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham is one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market. The 19-year-old has enjoyed a tremendous rise in stature over the past couple of years and is rightly regarded as one of the best young midfielders in the game.
Liverpool have shown strong interest in Bellingham while Manchester United have also been monitoring the Englishman. But, according to Miguel Delaney of the Independent, Real Madrid are increasingly confident that they will land their priority midfield target next summer.
The report states that Los Blancos are pitching themselves to Bellingham as the ‘best place for youngsters in Europe’.
Real Madrid are pointing to the success that the likes of Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Vinicius Junior, Eder Militao and Rodrygo Goes have achieved, while also signalling towards the recent captures of Aurelien Tchouameni and Endrick to convince Bellingham.
With that, the Merengues wish to persuade Bellingham that they ‘represent the future of the game’ and that the Bernabeu will be the right place for him to hone his talents and develop into a world-class player.
The 19-year-old is all but certain to depart Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. And with Real Madrid putting on the charm offensive to secure his services, they are increasingly confident about landing their man.
Los Blancos have also pointed out to Bellingham how they won the Champions League title last season despite going through a rebuilding phase. It is a strategy for them to undermine state-owned clubs like Manchester City and PSG, who also hold an interest in the midfielder.
The report further suggests that Dortmund will demand a transfer fee of around £130 million (€147 million) for their prized asset.
As things stand, all signs point towards Real Madrid landing their primary target. But nothing is certain at this point and only time will tell if the deal goes through come summer.
Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training
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.
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.