Real Madrid’s business in the summer transfer window was said to be complete after the signing of Jude Bellingham, Fran Garcia, and Joselu. However, it now appears that the reports were premature.
According to an update from Mario Cortegana, Los Blancos are seriously interested in the signing of Fenerbahce star Arda Guler.
The youngster is everything Real Madrid are looking for in a new acquisition – young, talented and available at a reasonable price (€17.5 million release clause) considering his quality. The men in white have been scouting his profile for a while now, but their attention is now turning into a serious interest.
Two options lie on Real Madrid’s table concerning the young prodigy’s potential arrival, for a direct spot in the first team looks increasingly difficult to assure. After all, the squad already has seven players competing for three starting spots in midfield.
One of the ideas Real Madrid consider, thus, is to sign the player and loan him back to Fenerbahce for a season. Such an approach would give them ample time to clear the field by next season, especially given that the veterans will be closer to leaving than staying.
The second option is to sign the Turkish star and send him to Castilla. However, the chances of a player of his quality accepting the subsidiary role are minimal.
Guler has no shortage of options on his table, and the race for his signing could well run deep into the transfer window. Barcelona, AC Milan, and Newcastle United are just a few of the order options the youngster can choose from.
Earlier this week, media reported that the 18-year-old was one of the three long-term targets Real Madrid had identified and shortlisted. With this perhaps being their best chance of catching their target young, it remains to be seen how far Los Blancos fight for his acquisition.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.