Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is enjoying a stunning debut season with Napoli since arriving at the club this past summer. And his blistering start to life in Italy has earned him admirers in the form of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
This claim comes from 90Min, who state that Real Madrid and the other two European giants have dispatched scouts and intermediaries to take a closer look at the 21-year-old winger and monitor his progress.
Kvaratskhelia joined Napoli in the summer from Dinamo Butami, where he had spent four months after moving from Russian club Rubin Kazan earlier this year.
The speedy winger has quickly become an integral part of Luciano Spalletti’s side, already racking up a return of seven goals and eight assists from just 14 matches across all competitions.
It has helped Napoli move to the top of the Serie A table and qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Naturally, the heavyweights of Europe have taken note of the 21-year-old’s exceptional form, with Real Madrid sending scouts to follow his progress, along with Manchester City and PSG.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti had already lavished praise on the young winger, saying: “He is a special player. We were already following him when I was at Napoli.”
Responding to the comments from the Los Blancos boss, Kvaratskhelia had said: “Ancelotti called me special? It’s a great emotion, he made me happy & I thank him from the bottom of my heart.”
In a different interview with Georgia’s edition of SPORT, as relayed by 90Min he had said: “I dreamed of playing for a big club growing up, that was Real Madrid, but Napoli is a big club – my dream has already come true.”
So, there is some affinity towards the Merengues there and in case Real decide to firm up their interest in him, a move could become a reality.
However, the report adds that neither Kvaratskhelia nor Napoli are contemplating a transfer at least for the next twelve months. Furthermore, there could be a possibility that the Italians make a new contract offer to the winger after his blazing start to life in Italy to put off suitors.
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.