Real Madrid to Hold Talks With Arda Guler Over Future Once Season Ends

Real Madrid secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Real Mallorca, but eyebrows were again raised as teenage sensation Arda Guler remained glued to the bench. This lack of playing time has reignited the debate over his future development.

While manager Carlo Ancelotti prioritizes squad rotation ahead of the Champions League clash with Manchester City, fans and pundits alike question whether Guler should be included. Reports suggest a lack of consensus within the club on how to handle the young star.

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Ancelotti and his staff seem to favor a loan move, ensuring Guler gets regular playing time to continue his development. However, others within the club believe keeping him at the Santiago Bernabeu allows closer monitoring of his progress.

According to Matteo Moretto, speaking on Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing Guler’s recent snub doesn’t determine his future. A final decision will be made after the season through discussions with his representatives.

Real Madrid acknowledges the need for him to play more regularly, which a loan might provide.

While Ancelotti’s decision to not utilize Guler against Mallorca sparked debate, the game’s lack of drama amplified the issue.

The manager’s lack of trust in Guler for high-pressure situations is evident, as Mallorca were a whisker away from snatching a point and potentially tightening the title race.

Guler meanwhile, is keen to prove himself at Real and hopes to be part of the Turkish national team setup for Euro 2024 this summer. The 19-year-old was called up for the recent friendlies but there is a lot of competition for places.

In total, the attacking midfielder has one goal in seven appearances in all competitions for Real this season.