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Real Madrid rival Barcelona, Liverpool, Juventus in free transfer race for German striker



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Borussia Dortmund youngster Youssoufa Moukoko is gathering a lot of interest from top clubs across Europe as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool and Juventus are all set to battle for his signing next summer, reports SPORT.

Moukoko, a product of Dortmund’s youth academy, has been in and around the first-team picture for quite some time now. However, the 17-year-old has well and truly exploded in the ongoing campaign, putting in some hugely impactful displays.

Indeed, the teenage striker has already netted six goals and set up four more from just 12 Bundesliga matches this term, with two of his goals coming earlier today against VfL Bochum.

With Moukoko set to become a free agent at the end of the season, clubs are now lining up to sign the forward who will turn 18 later this month.

Real Madrid have been linked with a move for Moukoko in the past and could do with a player like him as they lack a proper backup for Karim Benzema in the No. 9 role.

But with competition for the German Under-21 international increasing by the day, things will get difficult for Real Madrid. After all, clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool and Juventus can be attractive destinations for the young striker.

Furthermore, the possibility of him continuing at Dortmund cannot be ruled out either. After the game against VfL Bochum, Moukoko said (h/t Fabrizio Romano):

“I have been here at Borussia Dortmund for 7 years, I feel at home here. I know this club very well and the manager Terzic trusts me.”

So, there is a chance that Moukoko might be convinced into signing a new contract at Dortmund as well. If not, Real Madrid will be ready to swoop in, but will have to stave off competition from several other teams.

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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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