With less than two months left to go for the end of the 2021/22 season, we may be in for the most chaotic transfer window of all time this summer.
Several big names, including the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, are expected to jump ships. The latter is still unsure about his destination, but the former seems has his eyes locked on a Real Madrid move.
Mbappe will become a free agent by the end of June, and the move to Madrid seems inevitable. However, AS reports that Madrid are planning a huge transfer window, and will build a ‘superteam’ around Kylian Mbappe. He will not be the only one joining the capital outfit.
Haaland is touted as one of the players Madrid are looking at, but it seems the Norweigian has chosen Manchester City as his next club. Elsewhere, Los Blancos have reignited their interest in Antonio Rudiger, who becomes a free agent this summer.
Aurelien Tchouameni is another player that has been strongly linked with Madrid, but with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Isco, and Dani Ceballos already in the midfield arsenal, any move for the Frenchman remains tough.
Apart from new signings, Real Madrid are also looking at possible renewals in their squad, starting with Luka Modric, Vinicius Jr, and Eder Militao. While Modric is only expected to sign a one-year extension, the other two will pen down long-term deals.
There are likely to be a few departures as well, which will give Florentino Perez and co. more economic stability to pursue star-studded deals, especially in defence.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
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.
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.