According to reports in Turkey (via Mundo Deportivo), Real Madrid and Barcelona transfer target Arda Guler will make a decision on his future and share it on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old Turkish international attacking midfielder has shot to fame after impressing for Fenerbahce. Gifted with a wand of a left foot, Guler has earned a reputation for his finesse and creativity on the pitch, attracting interest from several top clubs.
Real Madrid are one of the most interested in his services, along with arch-rivals Barcelona. Both clubs are currently at war for his signing, but reports suggest that the Blaugrana may have an advantage.
Even so, the attacking midfielder, who has a release clause worth €17.5 million, is yet to make a final decision on his future.
Guler will hold a meeting with Fenerbahce manager Ismail Kortal and club president Ali Koc on Monday and discuss the matter of his future before making a decision.
Following that, the 18-year-old will announce his decision on Tuesday, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, and even AC Milan waiting eagerly to learn what the youngster decides.
Real Madrid are willing to pay Guler’s €17.5 million release clause but in multiple instalments. They would also be willing to include a 20% sell-on clause which would benefit Fenerbahce financially in case of a future sale.
As for their plans for him, the club are open to loaning him back to Fenerbahce for one more season or keeping him at the Bernabeu, although, in the latter scenario, his game-time would be a concern.
It appears that Real Madrid and Barcelona will not have to wait for much longer to learn where the talented Guler will end up.
Atletico Madrid CEO lashes out at Real Madrid: “They cheat the competition”
Locking horns in what is invariably perceived as an intense affair, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid concluded their most recent clash with controversy enshrouding the result.
Diego Simeone’s cavalry came out on top with a 3-1 win, but the reactions by both sides after the game implied a sense of bad blood, which appears to be an ongoing matter.
The Merengues expressed their displeasure with some of the referee’s decisions during their Real Madrid TV broadcast, highlighting the ‘blatant errors’ they felt referee Javier Alberola Rojas and the VAR had committed.
However, in response to the allegations, Atletico Madrid CEO has retaliated with his own accusations, not holding back against Real Madrid.
Gil Marin accuses Madrid of cheating
As per MARCA, Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin believes that the Real Madrid-related media atmosphere is exerting pressure on the referee teams for the upcoming games.
“Real Madrid cheats the competition. They create unbearable pressure on the referees. The arguments they use are funny but very serious and directly affect the competition,” he boldly exclaimed.
Real Madrid pointed out a bucketload of errors made by the referee on Madrid TV, including goals that should not have stood and violations that warranted sending-offs.
Even so, Gil Marin has not taken these assertions lightly and privately mocked the actions of Real Madrid’s claims.
“They are fanatics. They know that if they do not say these types of things, they would quickly lose their jobs,” he said.
Moreover, he alluded to the instance of Jude Bellingham’s tackle on Angel Correa in the dying embers of the game and how the narrative would have been vastly different if the roles were reversed.
“We wouldn’t be talking about anything else [had that happened],” he concluded.