German midfielder, Toni Kroos, has described a teenage midfielder, Arda Guler, just signed by Real Madrid as a very talented player.
The young Turkey international joined Real Madrid from Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the current summer transfer window on a six-year deal. He was officially unveiled by Los Blancos on July 7, 2023, and is currently part of Madrid’s preseason programme.
Real Madrid reportedly acquired the youngster from Fenerbahce for €20 million and a potential €10 million in add-ons. He was initially close to joining Laliga rivals Barcelona but Real Madrid hijacked the deal.
On his podcast, as reported by MARCA, Kroos talked up the 18-year-old sensation’s all-around quality after seeing his talent up close up at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“He has a great talent for his age. He has a very, very fine left foot and he brings it out often. He has a great shot with his left foot,” Kroos said.
“He is very good technically, especially in small spaces. I think he is a pretty good and intelligent signing.”
Guler tallied up four goals and three assists in 20 matches to help Fenerbahce finish second in the 2022/2023 Turkish Super Lig with 80 points from 36 games.
Real Madrid placed second, behind Champions Barcelona, in the 2022/23 Laliga season after amassing 78 points from 38 matches.
By Toju Sote
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