Arda Guler was cooking in his first Real Madrid training session, he's the future
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Footage from Arda Guler's first training session as a Real Madrid player has emerged following his highly-anticipated move from Fenerbahce.
The teenage midfielder, who was chased by a number of top European clubs this summer, including Barcelona and Arsenal, was unveiled by Los Blancos and club president Florentino Perez last week.
Guler expressed his desire to become a "legend" at the Bernabeu before opening up about his preferred position and the advice he received from Mesut Ozil; a player that recently tipped Guler to become a "world star".
After arriving for a reported £25 million fee, the teenager oozed confidence throughout his presentation at Valdebebas – and that transferred onto the training pitch this week, when he took part in his first session as a Real Madrid player.
As you can see from the footage below, Guler pulled off a number of sublime touches throughout, leading many to praise his efforts. "I'm so hyped for Arda Guler," one fan said. "He's moving me already."
Guler, who cancelled his summer holiday to report for pre-season training on Monday, looked at home in his new environment, chatting to manager Carlo Ancelotti before and after the session.
Here's how social media reacted to the above footage.
One said: "This young man will wreck defences with these kinda simple one touch passes," while another commented: "I'm already sold. It's so exciting being a Real Madrid fan rn."
A third wrote: "His game vision is already incredible at this age."
A fourth added: "There was a pass he did in the video I saw and there was an applause from the coaching crew."
You can watch a three-minute video of Real Madrid's return to Valdebebas via their official YouTube channel below, featuring another summer signing, Jude Bellingham.
In his presentation last week, Guler explained why he decided to choose Real Madrid ahead of La Liga rivals Barcelona.
"Many clubs wanted to sign me and we were in contact with many of them, but Real Madrid was my preference," he said. "When Real Madrid expressed interest, the other offers weren’t as interesting. I want to give this club all my talent.”
He added: “Real Madrid has an impressive history. I remember the Champions League finals, watching them with my friends. They have had so many great players, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Mesut Özil, Guti.
"For me, Luka Modrić is the best midfielder in the world and I think I’ll learn a lot from him. I want to also form part of this history.”
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