Martin Odegaard “could follow in the footsteps” of the Real Madrid sensation that Tottenham are attempting to acquire.
According to the report from express.co, the overhaul of Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham could continue this summer with the signing of a young star from Real Madrid. But ironically, it’s an Arsenal star who Arda Guler could soon follow in the footsteps of if he is to arrive in the Premier League.
Reports have it that last summer, Turkish international Arda Guler moved to the Bernabeu in a £17million deal from Fenerbahce. But with Jude Bellingham in front of him, the midfielder has since struggled for game time under Carlo Ancelotti, making just two La Liga appearances.
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According to Spanish publication Sport, Tottenham and Bayer Leverkusen have already registered their interest in reigniting the career of the 18-year-old. However, the Spanish giants will only initially listen to offers of a loan deal in a bid to let Guler develop before deciding on his long-term future, similar to what they did with Odegaard.
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Guler can be deemed to have been unlucky at Real so far. He was ruled out with injury for the early part of the 2023/24 campaign, and by the time his rehabilitation was complete Ancelotti’s side were already firmly established in the title race.
But he could now be in line for a similar career path taken by Martin Odegaard, currently club captain of the Gunners and deemed pivotal to their Premier League title challenge. He joined Real in 2016 at the age of just 16, but made 11 first-team appearances in seven-and-a-half years amid loan spells in Holland and Spain, and then North London.
After impressing Mikel Arteta in the 2020/21 campaign, the Norwegian midfielder was then signed for an initial £30million fee. It meant a sizeable profit for Florentino Perez and co, having signed him from Stromsgodset for less than £3million.