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Real Madrid not closing the door on summer loan exit for 18-year-old prodigy

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When Real Madrid signed Arda Guler from Fenerbahce last summer, his arrival was met with great excitement given the potential he had shown. The fact that Los Merengues beat Barcelona to his signing only added to the happiness among the fans.

However, six months into his stint at the Santiago Bernabeu, the 18-year-old wonderkid has barely been seen playing for Real Madrid.

Indeed, Guler spent almost the entirety of the first half of the season on the treatment tables having suffered as many as three injuries.

The youngster had to wait until January this year to make his debut for Real Madrid and even though he has been fit for a while now, Carlo Ancelotti has not been using him frequently.

Loan exit a possibility

Amidst this, according to reports in Spain as relayed by SPORT, Real Madrid are not ruling out the possibility of loaning Guler out in the summer transfer window.

Ancelotti has pointed out previously that the 18-year-old is not at the same physical fitness level as his teammates and has insisted that the club must be patient with him.

As such, they are considering two possibilities for the teenager’s development for next season.

The first option would be for Guler to stay at Real Madrid and work on the physical aspect and gain strength and muscle mass – a strategy that was used with Rodrygo after he had arrived from Santos.

The second option would be for Guler to go out on loan to a club where he can play regularly and continue developing – something that worked wonders for Brahim Diaz, who spent three seasons away on loan at AC Milan.

Suitors aplenty

Guler had been generating interest from clubs over loan deals during the January window itself, but opted to stay put and fight to win Ancelotti’s trust at Real Madrid.

Heading into the summer, there is no shortage of suitors for the youngster again, as Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen, and AC Milan in Italy are all said to be keen on signing him on loan.

A decision will likely be made on how things progress for Guler between now and the end of the season.

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‘It’s a beautiful thing’ – Real Madrid megastar raring to play his sixth UCL final

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Real Madrid’s most crucial endeavour of the season edges closer as they gear up to take Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final.

Emotions are sure to be running high not only because of the monumental occasion; but also because a certain Toni Kroos will be playing his final game in the royal white jersey.

The German will be parting ways after enjoying 10 trophy-filled seasons and will aim to add another to his illustrious cabinet before he travels to Germany for the Euros in what will officially be his last rodeo in professional football.

Now, speaking in the build-up to the grand showdown with Borussia, Kroos has given his two cents on the team’s preparation and the morale inside the locker room.

On the upcoming Champions League final

Kroos acknowledged it felt incredible to play his sixth final for the Merengues, but claimed none of this success would have been possible without the efforts of a cohesive team.

“My sixth final? It’s a beautiful thing. I was lucky to play for a team that was able to achieve these successes.

“I am part of this, but I do not like to be alone, there is always the team. Without a team, it is impossible to do this,” Kroos remarked during an interview with RMTV.

Additionally, the German midfielder argued that Real Madrid were in high spirits today and they have the potential to surprise people.

“Today I saw everyone enjoying and looking forward to. The final is on Saturday. There is a competitor that may surprise some people.”

Kroos will play his last game for Real Madrid on Saturday. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Furthermore, Kroos is eager to close his Real Madrid career on a high and claims this will be his last effort before riding off into the sunset.

“This will be my last effort for Real Madrid. Hala Madrid,” he exclaimed.

On his farewell game

Kroos played his final game at the Santiago Bernabeu against Real Betis recently, and his emotional substitution in the 86th minute marked a poignant farewell.

As Kroos came off the pitch, he confessed that seeing his daughter cry was a difficult pill to swallow and he will carry these special moments till the very end.

“I tried not to cry on Saturday but when I saw my daughter cry it changed. It was very difficult for me. I will never forget these moments. I will remember forever, my children and my wife too,” he said.

The 34-year-old also mentioned that whenever he feels like experiencing a tear-jerker, he will take a trip down memory lane by looking at the farewell pictures.

“Saturday was the night of a lifetime. If one day at home I want to cry, I will look at the farewell pictures.”

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