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Real Madrid winger in advanced talks to sign for PSG this summer

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The pressure to decide his future has been on Marco Asensio for a while now. Forced to choose between an extension at Real Madrid with a secondary role or a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, he has spent a long time on the fence.

The Spanish international’s future finally took a possibly definitive direction last night. In a meeting with Jose Angel Sanchez, the player’s entourage communicated that he was looking for a move away from the club.

Now, according to reports from ESPN, Asensio is in advanced talks to sign for PSG in June. The good relationship between his agent, Jorge Mendes, and PSG’s sporting director Luis Campos has been key in the negotiations.

The French club are looking for options to replace Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr, both of whom appear to be on their way out of Paris. Asensio’s signing would go away in the club’s efforts to convince Kylian Mbappe to stay and see out his contract until 2025 at least.

The lack of regular starts has been a factor pushing Asensio away from the Spanish capital for a while now. Though he has seen a larger role this season, the manager refuses to commit a regular starting spot to the winger.

The 27-year-old has only started 15 of his 30 league games for Real Madrid this season. In that duration, he has managed to score nine goals and has provided six assists. Further, he averages 1.6 key passes per game and has created nine big chances so far.

Having been a Real Madrid player for almost eight years, Asensio will now bid goodbye to the Santiago Bernabeu.

And even though he is courting interest from Aston Villa, AC Milan, and Juventus, it seems like PSG will be the 27-year-old’s next destination.

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Real Madrid youngster to have a more prominent role next season – report

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In a recent report by Manu de Juan in AS, it has been revealed that Arda Guler is expected to play a significant role for Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid next season, despite ongoing rumours connecting him to Liverpool

Currently, Carlo Ancelotti has five key players listed on the club’s official website: Kylian Mbappe, Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, Brahim Diaz, and Endrick. However, Guler is an additional player who is likely to make a substantial impact next season.

In fact, it is said that the Turkish teenager is set to be Ancelotti’s versatile player for the 2024-25 season. His adaptability is a major asset as he can play in various positions, including as a central or attacking midfielder, a right winger, or even as a forward. 

His recent performance in the European Championship highlighted his capabilities, where he scored one of the tournament’s standout goals. This versatility makes him a valuable addition to the squad.

Ancelotti has clear plans for Guler

Ancelotti has indicated in the past that he sees Guler’s primary role as a forward. However, the coach is not hesitant to use him in a midfield role when needed. 

Arda Guler will have more prominence next season at Real Madrid. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

This flexibility will be crucial, especially with changes in the team’s lineup. With Toni Kroos having left and Aurelien Tchouameni expected to play more as a centre-back, there will be a need for additional midfield options.

Despite his potential, there are concerns about Guler’s physicality and his ability to cover extensive ground on the field. Ancelotti has acknowledged these limitations, noting that Guler needs to improve his defensive positioning and overall physical endurance. 

The coach has mentioned that Guler is already working on these areas, aiming to overcome these challenges.

Meanwhile, during one of the celebrations at Cibeles, Ancelotti hinted at Guler’s increased involvement in the upcoming season. He described Guler as a “very interesting boy,” suggesting that the young player will have more opportunities to showcase his skills. 

This implies that fans can expect to see a lot more of Guler in action, making him a player to watch closely in the next season.

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