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Real Madrid will not sign a new right-back this summer – report

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Real Madrid will not be making a move to bring in a new right-back this summer, claims journalist Rodra (h/t Madrid Xtra).

Heading into the new season, there have been some concerns about Dani Carvajal’s form. The veteran right-back was not very convincing during the pre-season friendlies, especially against opponents with pace who can run past him.

With Carvajal not getting younger either and Lucas Vazquez not a natural right-back, it had led to speculations that Real Madrid might consider signing a new player for the position, with Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda being mentioned as a target.

No new right-back for Real Madrid

However, as things stand, there are no plans for Real Madrid to sign a new right-back.

It has been previously reported that Los Blancos’ coaching staff retain total faith in Carvajal, and as such it appears that the Spanish veteran will continue as the first-choice option for the position.

Carvajal enjoys the staff’s trust. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Vazquez, meanwhile, will operate as his deputy, although with his contract expiring next season, Real Madrid cannot postpone the signing of a new right-back for much longer.

Alvaro Odriozola also continues to be at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal, but the Spanish international will be allowed to leave before the transfer window slams shut.

Club captain Nacho Fernandez has proven to be a handy alternative at right-back in the past, while Vinicius Tobias is back with Real Madrid Castilla and could be an option for the senior team as and when required.

As such, Los Merengues do not plan on signing a new right-back this summer, but will very much likely dip into the market for reinforcements in the position next year.

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National team manager reveals plans for Real Madrid wonderkid at the Euros

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Following a solid end to his debut campaign at Real Madrid, Arda Guler is all set to play a key part for Turkey at the UEFA Euro 2024.

The 19-year-old wonderkid struggled with injuries during the first half of the last season at Real Madrid but eventually made the most of his chances towards the final phase of the campaign.

All in all, Guler finished the 2023/24 season with a tally of six goals from 12 matches, winning La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, and the UEFA Champions League.

Vincenzo Montella’s plans for Guler with Turkey

A special talent like Guler, who is attracting a lot of interest heading into the summer, has what it takes to be a differential player for the Turkish national team.

Turkey manager Vincenzo Montella. (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Ahead of their Euro opener against Georgia next week, Turkey manager Vincenzo Montella gave an insight into how he plans to use the Real Madrid youngster – whether as a starter or from the bench, and his position.

“Arda generally played on the right wing in both Fenerbahçe and Real Madrid. If he played alone, he could be number ten, but for now, he seems to be closer to playing on the right wing,” said Montella (h/t Sporx).

On whether Guler is ready to start in the major European tournament, he added: “The most important thing is to be able to establish balance well. He played well in the last match, and we have the desire to start with him. However, I am still in the decision stage.”

So far, Guler has made seven appearances for the Turkish national team, in which he has netted one goal. And, he will be looking forward to adding to that tally at the Euros, whether he starts as a right-winger or a No. 10.

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