Newcastle miss out signing ‘super talent’, he’s joining Real Madrid – Romano
Fabrizio Romano has just confirmed that Newcastle United’s hopes of signing Arda Guler are over.
The Magpies have been chasing the teenager for months now, with Toon officials big fans of the attacking midfielder.
He has enjoyed a breakout year with Fenerbahce, leading to speculation that the 18-year-old would be on the move. Newcastle were heavily linked and reportedly held talks, but the youngster is now going elsewhere.
Rumours of interest from Real Madrid sounded like a problem for Eddie Howe’s side, and now Los Blancos have a deal in place to sign Guler this summer.
Real Madrid set to sign Arda Guler
According to Romano, Real Madrid now have an agreement with Guler and Fenerbahce. He states that the La Liga giants have agreed a fee of £17million plus add-ons and taxes, meaning they are buying him for more than his release clause.
The transfer expert has also uttered the famous three words ‘here we go’, signalling that this deal is done.
In a YouTube short, Romano said: “Arda Guler to Real Madrid, here we go. The agreement is in place. Real Madrid are signing one of the best talents in the world. They have an agreement with the player and an agreement with Fenerbahce for this Turkish super talent born in 2005, shining for Fenerbahce and he was on the list of 10 to 15 top clubs in Europe. But Real Madrid made it. The deal is done. They will pay more than €20million plus taxes, add-ons and sell-on clause in the agreement.”
Newcastle had no chance up against Real Madrid
When Real Madrid entered the conversation, it became very difficult to envision Guler moving to St James’ Park.
He is the type of young talent that Newcastle would love to sign, but it can be impossible at times to compete with a club like the Spanish giants.
They have massive pulling power, and that became even stronger when it was claimed that Guler wanted to go and play at the Bernabeu like his idol Mesut Ozil did. If only his idol had been Sylvain Marveaux…
The Magpies are missing out, and it will be interesting to see how Guler develops in the coming years. He is only 18, but will be keen to play senior football when he arrives in Spain. Whether he gets that under Carlo Ancelotti remains to be seen.
But Real Madrid are winning the race for Guler, snapping up one of the world’s most exciting young players. It is another one that Newcastle have missed out on, but there can be no real complaints.