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Real Madrid teenage wonderkid likely to be out for two months due to knee injury

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The hype around Arda Guler after his arrival at Real Madrid was special.

The Turkish star was said to be stunning the management with his quality in training and was said to have a good chance of starting under Carlo Ancelotti.

Last week, however, Real Madrid confirmed that their latest recruit had suffered an injury to the internal meniscus of his right knee and after much deliberation, Los Blancos decided it was best for him to continue his recovery in Spain.

Guler is now back in Madrid to continue his recovery, and AS provides an update on his condition. According to the Spanish outlet, the young phenom will face around two months out of action.

A long wait for his debut

Guler had been catching the eye in training before the flight to the USA, but did not train much once Real Madrid landed there due to discomfort in his leg.

The 18-year-old prodigy missed the matches against AC Milan and Manchester United before the club decided to send him back to Spain.

As a result, he also did not feature against Barcelona and will not be playing against Juventus.

Two months out. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Furthermore, Guler will be unable to feature in the first part of the league season.

He is expected to miss crucial games including those against Athletic Club, Celta Vigo, Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid, and could return in time to face Girona in the first week of October.

All eyes on Bellingham

Carlo Ancelotti saw Guler as an option to play in a similar niche as Jude Bellingham – the attacking midfield.

With the Turkish star ruled out for a long time, the former Borussia Dortmund player can look to capitalise on the situation and engrave his name in the manager’s starting lineup.

He has made a very strong impression in his three pres-eason games so far and even scored a stunning goal against Manchester United last week.

For Guler, the wait till October will be long. One hopes that he remains mentally strong and comes back with renewed motivation once he is fully fit again.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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