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Real Madrid on the lookout for a long-term striker, Barcelona target among options



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Last season, Karim Benzema was the backbone of Carlo Ancelotti’s side and one of the biggest factors contributing to their record-breaking season. However, the Frenchman is now 34 and does not have many seasons left in his tank.

A constant theme throughout the transfer window was Real Madrid’s search for their next big striker. It began with the club targetting two of Europe’s finest talents: Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. Yet, that story did not have a happy ending.

According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos do not depend on a potential Erling Haaland transfer in two years. The club are already on the lookout for future no. 9 and are monitoring young talents, including Endrick.

While Haaland has got off to a blistering start to his Manchester City career, Real Madrid hoped to sign him in a few years when the release clause on his contract is activated. The player’s contract has two such clauses, one in 2024 and the other one a year later.

Now that Real Madrid are not stuck on the Norwegian as an option, several doors open. Young Brazilian forward Endrick is the biggest name on the wishlist and has a €60 million release clause in his deal with Palmeiras.

Given that the player is still 16 years of age, Los Blancos will look to keep a close eye on his development before committing to his transfer. However, clubs like Barcelona and Chelsea are also said to be keeping tabs on the youngster, and Real Madrid will have to be quick with their move.

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  1. Jeremy Poynton

    September 3, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    So City will extend Haaland’s contract in a couple of years, and the release clause will go up to c £200,000,000.

    You read it here first.

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Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training



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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.

Arda Guler is taking special guidance from Toni Kroos (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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