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Real Madrid’s Summer Signing Returns to Training, Stirs Excitement Among Fans
- Real Madrid have had to grapple with many injuries since the start of the season
- The La Liga powerhouse has had to deal with injuries to in excess of nine players
- A summer signing's return to training has stirred excitement among Madrid fans
Real Madrid have faced an unrelenting barrage of injuries since the beginning of the season, which has cast a shadow over what was otherwise a flawless start to the Spanish giants' campaign.
The La Liga club have had to make do with many players on the sidelines, including season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries to both veterans, Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao.
Adding to the concern was the setback suffered by summer signing, Arda Guler. The 18-year-old Turkish prodigy, who had attracted widespread attention with his exceptional skills, joined Real Madrid after having many European clubs battling for his immense skill, as reported by Euro Sport.
Despite the anticipation, the young midfielder has been plagued by a persistent series of injuries, preventing him from making his debut for the club. Most recently, he experienced a relapse in October, shortly after recovering from a meniscus injury.
However, there is a glimmer of hope as reports from Madrid Universal indicate that Guler has returned to training on the pitch.
The news of his return has been greeted with much excitement from fans given his enormous talent, which has been largely likened to be in the manner of Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi.
Fans react to Guler's return
Fans took to social media to express their joy and support for Guler's return.
@NoDegreeBoyz offered prayers, stating,
"Protect the kid Father God."
@Abdoolmaleek14 welcomed the young star back:
"Welcome back star ✨ boy."
@itx_me_Goku expressed eagerness for Guler's debut:
"Man I'm waiting for his debut 🥺❤️.”
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@_Saiiikoo_ already had a date in mind for his return to the team:
"December 12, we will be there."
The timing of Guler's return is crucial for Carlo Ancelotti's side, as they have recently relied on B-team players to fill the void left by the numerous first-team stars on the injured list.
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Modric hails Real Madrid wonderkid
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric showering praise on Guler, referring to the young talent as a 'once-in-a-generation' player.
Guler, often compared to Messi due to his similarities with the Argentine, completed a €20 million move to Los Blancos from Fenerbahce this summer.
However, the 18-year-old has been unable to exhibit his skills at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium due to a meniscus injury he sustained in the pre-season.