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Real Madrid ready to loan out 19-year-old prodigy in the summer – report



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The story of Arda Guler’s future has blown up in the media in recent days. The Turkish starlet, who signed for Real Madrid just last summer, is far from a role under Carlo Ancelotti and understandably unhappy in the team.

As revealed earlier this week, the youngster is now fed up, and even contemplating a departure from Real Madrid come June.

Journalist Sergio Santos (h/t RM4Arab) brings to light Los Blancos’ stance on his situation and the plans for next season.

Loan looking likely

The Spanish outlet reveal that just like Guler’s entourage, Carlo Ancelotti & co. identify the importance for him to see regular playing time at this stage of his career. After all, he is still developing and requires regular minutes to hone his skills.

Real Madrid’s initial idea was to slowly incorporate the attacking midfielder into the first team, as promised at the time of his signing.

However, the overcrowded forward line including Jude Bellingham, Brahim Diaz, Joselu, Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes, all of whom are on song, makes Guler’s incorporation impossible at this point.

The option of a loan is thus catching up as a real possibility. Come June, Real Madrid are thus likely to look for a loan destination for the Turkish star where he can gain experience and play more as he is a bet for the long term.

Struggling for minutes. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

The two conditions

Real Madrid’s objective of sending Guler on loan is simply that the player is still not fit to play at the highest level week in and week out despite his good performances in training. His recent injury has a big part to play in the same, for the youngster is still not at 100%.

Los Blancos thus see two conditions that must be fulfilled for Guler’s upcoming loan to be successful.

For starters, the youngster should not see it to be a step back in his career but should draw inspiration from the likes of Federico Valverde and Brahim Diaz who excelled on loan to facilitate a comeback.

The second, and perhaps most important condition, is that his new club really count on him and allow him to take center-stage. After all, recent loans like that of Reinier to Borussia Dortmund and Girona have not gone well.

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Toni Kroos opens up on retirement decision – ‘I am sad at the moment’



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Real Madrid have the opportunity to make this a historic season by lifting their 15th UEFA Champions League title.

But even in the event Madrid gets their hands on the trophy, the conclusion of the season will leave a bittersweet feeling as Toni Kroos is set to depart the club.

The German midfielder was urged to continue plying his trade in the Spanish Capital for another season since his timeless quality is yet to fade away, but Kroos remained firm on his decision.

Kroos opens up about retirement

Now, reflecting on his imminent departure from the club he has played 464 games with, Kroos has opened up about how the decision came about and his thought process.

“I am sad at the moment. Something that defined me, that gave so much fun and gave me so many positive memories is coming to an end,” Kroos professed on his podcast.

Kroos plays his final home game for Real Madrid tomorrow. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

However, he claims there is a slight silver lining about the news becoming public, as there is no more pressure on him to constantly answer questions about his future and focus solely on finishing his career in the best way possible.

“I am happy that the news is out. It is a relief because a lot of people were speculating and I didn’t feel like answering questions about my future all the time,” Kroos claimed.

The veteran midfielder adds that retiring was never a clear-cut decision as his emotions fluctuated frequently.

“Retiring was never a 100-0 decision. The feelings swing in other directions, in the days at the end it was maybe a 80-20 or 70-30 decision. And that 30% is what makes you feel something,” he said.

Furthermore, Kroos reveals that he shared the news of his retirement to Ancelotti first and foremost, then relayed his decision to his teammates.

“I told Carlo [Ancelotti] first that I’m retiring. Then the club, then Luka [Modric], Fede [Valverde], Lucas [Vazquez]…” he exclaimed.

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