Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United ended on a disappointing note when the club terminated his contract at the end of this year, following a bust-up between the player and the club management.
Currently a free agent, Cristiano is expected to move to Saudi Arabia in a bumper contract. But while the Portuguese international looks set to start a new adventure in the Middle East, it appears Real Madrid have taken advantage of his situation to snap up the services of his son.
Cristiano Jr. is indeed one of the most sought-after youngsters in the Under-14 department. Through his youth career so far, the 12-year-old has largely played for the clubs his father has represented, including Real Madrid and Juventus.
Currently, he is part of Manchester United’s U-12 setup, but with his father moving to Saudi Arabia, very few expect Cristiano Jr. to remain at the club.
According to Edu Cornago, Real Madrid have incorporated the youngster into its youth academy. The 12-year-old sensation had played for the club’s youth academy in the past, and has a record of scoring 50 goals in 20 appearances for the U-14 setup.
Cristiano Jr’s potential return to the Real Madrid youth setup could serve as a major boost for the club that have already produced some exciting talents in recent years. Although very few of them have gone on to make an impression in the first-team, the Real Madrid coaches may certain try their luck with Ronaldo’s son.
However, as things stand, the deal is not final yet and as we near the end of the year, it will be interesting to see if there other suitors pop up for Cristiano Jr.
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.