Real Madrid and Barcelona target next Turkish wonderkid 

30 March, 2023

Real Madrid and Barcelona are two of the biggest football clubs in the world and their scouting department is relentlessly on the lookout for young talents who could be their future. In pursuit of excellence, these clubs have managed to groom some of the world’s finest footballers and by doing so, have managed to entertain everybody.

Not for the first time, Real Madrid and Barcelona are on the lookout for a similar football profile. As it stands, they are actively on the look out for a youngster from Turkey who has been making news for his exploits. Real Madrid seem to be favourites in this regard right now, with Barcelona just around the corner.

The Madrid club have pretty much moved away from their Galactico policy and focused on bringing in players, who can be a key part of the team for the next decade or so to come. And it looks like they have the ‘Turkish Messi’ in their sights next. Arda Guler, who recently turned 18, has been one of the most highly rated young talents by scouting channels. 

It is not just Real Madrid who seem to have their eyes on Guler though. It appears that Barcelona are interested in the signature of the youngster as well. As reported by Defensa Central (via The Hard Tackle), Guler is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. Los Blancos are considering signing him in the summer. But the “Turkish Messi” is also a target for Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Of course, Messi is one of the greatest in the history of football and several players have been linked with him over the years. Nobody has been successful in matching the expectations though. It remains to be seen if Guler turns out to be different. Guler has certainly impressed with his performances for Fenerbahce till now. The level of the clubs being linked with him is proof of that.

It remains to be seen if Real Madrid end up making a move for Guler in the summer or not. Considering the amount of interest in his signature, Fenerbahce will certainly look for a significant transfer fee in order to part ways with the 18-year-old. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid also seem to be in the race to sign him. Visit Nextbet for more Football news and good betting odds. 

Real Madrid recently made a move for Endrick from Palmeiras, paying €60m for an unproven talent. The club are clearly focused on building a bright future and it might not come as a surprise if they lay hands on Guler.