The Real Madrid camp is quite excited about the prospect of seeing Jude Bellingham in action next season. But another new signing who has raised eyeballs is Arda Guler.
The young playmaker from Turkey has recently joined the club on a six-year deal. He was close to joining Barcelona, but ultimately made the decision to move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid fans are undoubtedly excited about Guler to kickstart his new chapter at the club. But there are many other footballing personalities also keen on seeing him in action for Los Blancos next season.
In a recent interview with Gianluca Di Marzio (h/t Diario SPORT), Serhat Pekmezci, the scout who discovered Guler at Fenerbahce, has heaped praise on the young Turk.
“He always looks a lot at others before receiving the ball. He didn’t play football, he danced with the ball: he had and has dancer’s grace,” Pekmezci said.
He went on to praise Guler’s work-ethic and mentality, adding, “One day he injured his left ankle but wanted to continue playing. I followed him off the field after the game, he went in the car with his father in even more pain than before. That’s when I realized he was going to be a star.”
Finally, Pekmezci was asked about comparisons with Lionel Messi. He refused to compare the youngster to the Argentine but stated he is a mix of Real Madrid legends Guti and Luka Modric.
“The new Messi? They are very different. Guler would say that he is more of a mix between Guti and Modric. He is very confident, has great ambition, and has the ability to unlock games. He will one day be captain of Real Madrid,” he said.
Pekmezci’s positive comments on Guler are sure to get many Real Madrid excited. But it remains to be seen whether or not the youngster can realise his potential at the Bernabeu next season.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.