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Arda Guler to Tottenham replace as Daniel Levy plots Actual Madrid switch

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In what was a comparatively quiet January switch window within the Premier League, Ange Postecoglou and Spurs remained energetic.

Pushing for a return to the Champions League, the Lilywhites signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig on an preliminary mortgage, however Spurs’ total outlay went on centre-back Radu Dragusin, who joined from Genoa and was the costliest addition of the window.

Already, although, Daniel Levy is tough at work on plans for the summer time, and Spurs are reportedly eyeing an formidable swoop for a participant who solely joined Actual Madrid in 2023.

Spurs eager on Guler deal

In accordance with experiences in Spain, Spurs are exhibiting “a agency curiosity” in signing Arda Guler from Actual Madrid. Alongside Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen, they’re the “most important candidates” to land him, be it on mortgage or on a everlasting deal.

Spurs have constructed a “robust relationship” with the participant’s camp, which could possibly be key, and there is a feeling that Guler could also be bumped down the pecking order on the Santiago Bernabeu by the brand new faces that arrive within the low season.

Actual unlikely to surrender “diamond” Guler completely

Actual paid €20m (about £17m) to signal Guler from Fenerbahce throughout final summer time’s switch window after a hotly-contested switch race that additionally featured Manchester Metropolis, PSG and, above all, El Clasico rivals Barcelona.

Nonetheless, he is solely been capable of play 89 minutes for Los Blancos this season, having been out till November by way of damage. He is made 4 appearances in all competitions up to now, two in La Liga (substitute outings in opposition to Las Palmas in late January and in opposition to Girona final weekend). Carlo Ancelotti gave him his full debut away to fourth-tier Arandina within the Copa del Rey shortly after the flip of the 12 months, and he then featured within the Supercopa de Espana semifinal in opposition to Atletico.

Guler has been named within the matchday squad for all 10 video games this 12 months, so it could possibly be unlikely for Actual to contemplate letting him go completely at this stage after preventing so onerous to signal him. A mortgage transfer, nonetheless, may go well with all events.

Final season at Fenerbahce, Guler scored or assisted 13 objectives in 35 appearances as a 17-year-old, averaging a direct involvement each 119 minutes. He is already earned 4 caps for the Turkish nationwide group and opened his account with a shocking objective in a 2-0 win over Wales final June, changing into the fourth-youngest scorer within the nation’s historical past.

Globe Soccer Rising Participant 2023 nominees

Participant

Membership

Firas Al-Buraikan

Al-Fateh/A-Ahli

Saud Abdulhamid

Al-Hilal

Omar Fayed

Fenerbahce

Jude Bellingham

Actual Madrid/Borussia Dortmund

Moises Caicedo

Brighton/Chelsea

Enzo Fernandez

Benfica/Chelsea

Gavi

Barcelona

Arda Guler

Fenerbahce/Actual Madrid

Josko Gvardiol

RB Leipzig/Man Metropolis

Lamine Yamal

FC Barcelona

Dubbed a “diamond” by team-mate Joselu, he was nominated for Globe Soccer’s Rising Participant award in 2023 alongside a few of the finest younger abilities within the recreation, and he additionally made the ultimate 25-man shortlist Golden Boy prize. If Spurs give him an satisfactory platform to shine, he could possibly be a superb addition for the 2024/25 season.



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