At the young age of 24, Kylian Mbappe has already established himself as one of the best players in the game of football. His quality on the field has quickly made him one of the most sought-after stars in the world, not only sporting-wise but also in a marketing sense.
La Liga has lost most of its brand value in recent years. The league that boasted big names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr suddenly is now at a scarcity of options to promote as crowd-pullers.
Mbappe, in that sense, would be the perfect signing for La Liga as a whole. Speaking to Movistar Plus last night, La Liga president Javier Tebas spoke about the possibility of the Frenchman’s move to Spain and highlighted that Real Madrid was the only club that could make it happen.
“The only La Liga club that could sign Mbappé is Real Madrid. I would like him to play in La Liga.”
The league’s strict implementation of financial laws has made life difficult for all clubs in the Spanish league in recent years. For the president of the league to come out and say that Los Blancos have the financial leverage to sign Mbappe comes as a massive statement over their stable finances.
PSG’s recent elimination from the UEFA Champions League has once again brought up the topic of the forward’s future. Real Madrid are unsurprisingly the first to be pulled back into the thick of things, although there is a difference this time around.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the Merengues are bored of Mbappe’s antics and transfer saga and will not go overboard to sign him. Any effort in this regard must come from the player’s end.
Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training
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.
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.