Real Madrid have as many as seven players whose contract expires at the end of the club. While the likes of Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, and potentially Toni Kroos are expected to renew, Dani Ceballos and Mariano Diaz could depart as free agents.
Nacho Fernandez’s renewal talks have come to a standstill and he too could move on in the summer. That leaves Marco Asensio, who is also facing an uncertain future at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But, according to The Athletic, the Spaniard’s entourage say that Real Madrid are willing to negotiate a new contract for the forward, with manager Carlo Ancelotti informing the player that he will be counting on him.
Asensio came very close to leaving Real Madrid in the summer after the two parties failed to come to an agreement over a new deal due to disparity in the wages being offered and demanded.
However, the Spaniard ended up staying put at the club. Having struggled to get into the team initially, Asensio gradually began to gain more prominence.
Despite that, the forward continues to remain behind Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Federico Valverde in the pecking order when it comes to Ancelotti’s preference in the wide areas.
While he is not entirely happy with the game-time situation, Asensio is believed to be prioritising staying at the Bernabeu.
And with Real Madrid also open to negotiating a new deal with the winger, there remains a significant chance that he continues at the club beyond this summer.
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.