Arda Güler’s Real Madrid plans for next season confirmed

An insight into the plans of Real Madrid starlet Arda Güler for the 2024/25 campaign has come to the fore this afternoon.

As much of course comes amid what has proven something of a whirlwind 24 hours for the young Turk.

Late in Real Madrid’s La Liga meeting with Celta Vigo on Sunday night, Güler was introduced off the bench, for his latest brief cameo.

His substitution was initially met with groans on the part of many of a Blancos persuasion, frustrated with boss Carlo Ancelotti for not affording the 19-year-old a more prolonged chance to impress, with his side 3-0 up and cruising.

Such bewilderment soon turned to joy, however, upon Güler at long last opening his account in the colours of Real.

Slipped into the Celta penalty area deep into injury-time, the midfield prodigy rounded Vicente Guaita, before slotting home into the empty net in confident fashion.

Güler’s strike came as a timely reminder of the talent possessed in the youngster’s boots, amid what has proven an at-times tumultuous debut campaign in Spain’s capital.

Speaking to the media on the back of his side’s 4-0 romp, Carlo Ancelotti was quick to reiterate his stance that Güler’s long-term future undoubtedly lies at the Santiago Bernabéu.

And yet, the Turkish international’s immediate future remains somewhat unclear, amid lasting suggestions that the Real Madrid brass are keen to farm him out on loan for next season.

So, after admitting to having endured a ‘difficult’ season to date, where does Güler himself stand on his intentions beyond the summer?

As per a report from Diario AS, the former Fenerbahçe talent is in no two minds.

His intention is to stay put in Carlo Ancelotti’s star-studded squad, to fight for his place next season:

‘A change of pace for the upcoming season does not cross the Turk’s mind,’ it is assured.

With the likes of Dani Ceballos and Luka Modrić primed to move on in the summer, Güler is understood to be confident that an uptick in game-time is all but a guarantee next time out.

For now, the youngster is therefore ready to bide his time, in the knowledge that boss Ancelotti simply sees it best ‘to be patient’ with a player of such tender years.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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