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Real Madrid’s interest in €40 million prodigy not dependent on Bellingham pursuit



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Gabri Veiga of Celta Vigo has become one of the most sought-after young midfielders in Europe ahead of the summer transfer window, with Real Madrid among a host of clubs taking an interest in him.

The 20-year-old is enjoying a fine breakthrough campaign in La Liga this season, having registered eight goals and three assists in 24 matches.

Real Madrid have been alerted by the talent and potential shown by Veiga, with reports suggesting that the 20-year-old would be an alternative if Los Blancos miss out on their primary midfield target Jude Bellingham.

However, as per a fresh report from ABC (h/t Madrid Xtra), Real Madrid’s interest in Veiga is not dependent on how their pursuit of Bellingham pans out this summer.

Los Blancos have a good blend of youth and experience in their midfield department currently.

However, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are out of contract at the end of the season and a definitive update on their renewal has still not arrived. Even if they sign a new deal, they are highly unlikely to continue beyond the next season.

At the same time, Dani Ceballos is also out of contract this summer and if he does not renew, it would not be unfathomable for Real Madrid to bring in two central midfielders, making both Bellingham and Veiga possible acquisitions for the summer.

Veiga, as per reports, has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta Vigo. But Real Madrid would reportedly be willing to offer €25 million plus a defender in Rafa Marin to the La Liga club for the midfielder.

However, other teams such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, and Arsenal have all been linked. And that could make it difficult for Los Blancos to get their man this summer.

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Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training



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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.

Arda Guler is taking special guidance from Toni Kroos (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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