• Real Madrid Unveiled The 18-Year-Old Today

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Turkish young talent Arda Guler from Fenerbahçe for a 20m plus 10m add-ons.

The youngster had a fantastic 2022/23 season in the Turkish top flight, but not many really know 18-year-old dubbed the “Turkish Messi”.

Get To Know Real Madrid's New Wonderkid Arda Guler


It’s a little difficult to tell you about the formative years of an 18-year-old player, because… Well, he is still only 18, but, Arda Guler did not start impressing this year.

Born in Ankara, Turkey, he began his career with Gençlerbirliği, before joining Fenerbahçe 4 years ago. He made his debut for Fenerbahçe in a Europa League match at age 16.

Get To Know Real Madrid's New Wonderkid Arda Guler

Guler started getting playing time early despite his small frame. In his first League game for Fenerbahçe, he provided an 89th minute assist to help Miha Zajc score the winning goal of the game.


Guler’s technique, touches, his vision, and his desire to be impactful on the pitch makes him one of the best young talents in football.

Get To Know Real Madrid's New Wonderkid Arda Guler

He loves the skilful quick “touch and go” style, that’s why many feel Barcelona would have been a better fit for his talents. Guler is also a hard worker, although his small frame works against him most times in the defensive phase of the game.

A tricky playmaker with an impressive eye for line-breaking passes, quick feet, and also highly impressive touches and overall technique.


Despite all his strengths, the major concern for Arda Guler still remains how small he is, and sometimes how he can get carried away looking for the next dribble.

Get To Know Real Madrid's New Wonderkid Arda Guler

His decision-making in the final third also needs improving, but a year under a manager like Carlo Ancelotti can help a youngster like him become more productive, just ask Vinícius Junior

…in conclusion

Real Madrid unveil Arda Guler

Real Madrid have signed another top talent here. Although it remains almost impossible to say for sure if the Turkish wonderkid will fulfil his potential, but one thing is for sure, he will get the best facilities and personnel to do so at Real Madrid.