Liverpool Target Real Madrid Star to Spark Revival

The Arne Slot era has officially begun at Liverpool, and the new manager is wasting no time in shaping the squad to his liking. After inheriting a team that finished third in the Premier League last season and trophyless under Jürgen Klopp, Slot is prioritizing reinforcements in midfield and attack.

Spanish Double Winners in Reds’ Crosshairs

According to Spanish outlet Estadio Deportivo, Liverpool has set their sights on two players from La Liga and Champions League champions Real Madrid: Arda Güler and Rodrygo Goes.

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Güler: A Rising Turkish Star

The 19-year-old Güler appears to be Slot’s top target. Güler’s impressive performance for Turkey at Euro 2024, particularly his goal against Georgia, has caught the Dutchman’s eye.

However, Güler’s limited playing time at Real Madrid with the arrivals of Kylian Mbappé and Endrick raises questions about his future at the Bernabeu.

Rodrygo: Seeking Playing Time

Rodrygo, a key contributor to Real Madrid’s double win, could also be on the move. Despite scoring 10 goals in 34 La Liga appearances last season, the arrival of Mbappé might limit his playing opportunities.

A loan move to Liverpool could provide Rodrygo with the regular playing time he craves.

Loan Deals: A Win-Win Scenario?

Liverpool is reportedly exploring loan deals for both players. This approach eases the financial burden for the Reds while giving both Güler and Rodrygo a chance to showcase their talents on a bigger stage and adapt to Slot’s tactical philosophy.

Real Madrid’s Decision

The success of these potential acquisitions hinges on Real Madrid’s willingness to part ways with their young talents. While Güler may be more likely to leave on loan, Rodrygo’s situation remains uncertain.

Guler spent most of the season out injured but when he did recover he ended up breaking into the team and scoring six goals with six shots on target towards the end of the season.

He has also played a key role in the Turkish national team Euro 2024 campaign and his goal could help them progress to the next round of the tournament.