Arda Guler Faces Uphill Battle at Real Madrid, But Kroos Offers Support

Turkish youngster Arda Guler’s Real Madrid career remains in its early stages, marked by challenges and glimpses of potential.

Guler faces fierce competition for minutes amidst established stars like Jude Bellingham and Brahim Diaz. His return from injuries saw limited appearances across competitions, highlighting the uphill battle he faces.

The Turkish international midfielder missed the first half of the season due to injury but has seen his playing time gradually increase since recovering.

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“Turkish fans are very proud to have Arda Güler at Real Madrid, they become a little impatient & of course they want him to play a lot as soon as possible. We have a great coach & he will surely handle it very well,” he said, as reported by SporX.

Despite the challenges, Guler receives support from seasoned players like Toni Kroos, who sees his potential and urges patience from Turkish fans. Kroos believes coach Ancelotti will handle Guler’s development wisely.

Real Madrid initially considered a summer loan for Guler but now see his long-term potential. However, clubs like AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, and Bayer Leverkusen remain interested in a temporary move.

Los Blancos draw parallels with Brahim Diaz’s successful loan and return, hoping Guler can follow a similar path to secure his place in the future.

The 18-year-old has made five appearances in all competitions this season and has featured in the last two successive La Liga games.