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Real Madrid teenage prodigy seen as a ‘pure talent’ within the club

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Real Madrid’s new signing Arda Guler is already making waves in the media. The teenage midfielder, who joined the Madrid team on a six-year deal, has been compared to the likes of Guti and Luka Modric and Carlo Ancelotti’s sporting department is already testing his versatility.

The 18-year-old has been playing as a right-winger and partly as No. 10 during training so far. And seeing his talent, the attacking midfielder is being described as a player who is a ‘pure talent’ and a ‘natural footballer’ at Valdebebas, according to a report from MARCA.

Guler’s 2022/23 season with Fenerbahce was quite successful. The 18-year-old played 35 games across all competitions, scoring six goals and registering seven assists, which put him on the radars of several top cubs.

After it was reported that the midfielder’s termination clause costs as low as €17.5 million, Real Madrid were quick to pounce on the given opportunity. The fight, however, was not easy as Barcelona had sent delegates to convince the player to join the Camp Nou outfit as well.

Guler, however, decided to join the team from the capital city, with Real Madrid paying €20 million to sign the 18-year-old, plus €10 million in add-ons. Fenerbahce retain 20% of any future sale.

Beyond that, though, it is said that Guler’s signing bonus is set at €8 million, and on top of it, his father will take home €15 million in commissions.

Guler certainly is not exactly a cheap acquisition but judging by the current state of the transfer market and the qualities he is showing very early in the pre-season he appears to be an absolute coup for Real Madrid.

As iterated earlier, the club see him as a ‘pure talent’ and a ‘natural footballer’. And given his versatility, Ancelotti could have a gem at his disposal.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later

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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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