Although Newcastle United has been successful in acquiring players such as Yankuba Minteh and Garang Kuol, many youth transfer targets have eluded the club.

Andrey Santos and Angelo Gabriel were signed by Chelsea ahead of Newcastle, while Maximo Perrone joined Manchester City. Vitor Roque, a forward from Brazil, caught the attention of Toon authorities as well, but he ultimately signed with Barcelona.

Newcastle missed out on wonderkid to Real Madrid last year

And when Arda Guler was signed by Real Madrid from Fenerbahce last summer, the circumstances were similar.

Despite Newcastle’s strong interest in the Turkish teenager, Los Blancos sealed a £17 million agreement for the attacking midfielder.

Guler was strongly associated with Newcastle; rumors circulated that Toon representatives had spoken with his family and that the Magpies were prepared to fulfill his release clause.

Ultimately, Real Madrid was the one who triggered the clause. They acquired a player who was expected to become a “superstar,” leaving Newcastle to speculate about what could have been.


Arda Guler of Real Madrid CF looks on during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid CF at Reale Arena on April  26, 2024,...

Newcastle rekindle interest in Arda Guler

After nearly a year, Guler is once more being considered by Newcastle. The 19-year-old has only made eight appearances across all competitions after a frustrating debut year plagued by injuries in the Spanish city.

As a result, he has already been linked to a move, and inevitably, Newcastle United has been brought up as a potential destination.

Newcastle is reportedly interested in closing a deal for Guler once more and is prepared to pay £43 million to acquire him, according to Defensa Central.

According to Carlo Ancelotti, who has said that the young player is not going anywhere, the article also states that Real Madrid may think about selling Guler.

A nonsense story involving Newcastle United

It would be absolutely amazing if Newcastle United were to offer more than twice what Guler cost in 2023, a year after missing out.

The Magpies will not be making a new move this summer, not for £43 million, in any case. While he would have been a steal last year, that would make him one of Newcastle’s most costly purchases ever.

It’s a very strange rumor, and it’s highly unlikely to gain any traction.

If Madrid were to give up on Guler so quickly, it would come as a great shock, and Newcastle would be foolish to pay a premium for a player they did not end up with last year.


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