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Real Madrid ‘pessimistic’ about signing 19-year-old Bundesliga midfielder



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Real Madrid are no strangers when it comes to long-drawn transfer sagas. Given that the club are perpetually in the race for the world’s best players, it is but natural for them to be used to both favourable and unfavourable outcomes.

In the recent past, the stories of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland represent cases where Los Blancos did not get their man. Yet, there are episodes like that of Aurelien Tchouameni that show the men in white acquire their target.

According to reports from Mario Cortegana via the 4 Amigos Podcast, the Jude Bellingham deal is set to go down the same route as Mbappe. The club are pessimistic about their chances of signing the English midfielder.

Liverpool are the only other top European club said to be in the race, but are far ahead of Real Madrid in terms of negotiations. This is primarily because of two reasons. For starters, the player’s family prefers a move to England over one to Spain. Further, Jurgen Klopp is pushing for the Merseyside club to break the bank for Bellingham, even if it means shelling out €150 million.

At Real Madrid, however, the mentality is different. The management does not want to risk the financial stability of the institution over a position that is already well secured, thus prefer to step out of the race.

The teenager has started all four of England’s games in the Qatar World Cup so far, scoring one goal and providing one assist. His average of 1.2 key passes and 11 defensive actions per game goes on to show his immense work rate and exactly why Europe’s top clubs have him on their radar.

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Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes



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Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.

Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.

Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.

Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.

The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.

Rotten luck. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

No loan deal for Guler

However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.

Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.

Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.

They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.

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