Arda Güler: Real Madrid’s new Turkish Gem

On June 6th, Arda Güler completed a swift and remarkable transfer saga, joining Real Madrid for a fee of 20 million euros plus potential add-ons. This article will explore his notable strengths that have made him a highly coveted player prior to his move to Real Madrid.

Arda Güler, born on February 25, 2005, in Ankara, Turkey, has emerged as one of the most promising young talents in the world of football. At just 18 years old, this left footed attacking midfielder/right winger has already caught the attention of top clubs with his impressive skills and potential. Recently, Güler made a high-profile move from Fenerbahce to Real Madrid, with his contract set to expire on June 30, 2029.

First of all, let’s discuss his shooting technique and passing. He has mastered ball striking very well. His shots have good power and speed. He scored a total of 6 goals last season, from which 4 in the Turkish league. This can obviously improve with a more free scoring side, such as Real Madrid.

He also contributed 7 assists, thanks to his creative passing. He always tries to create passing options and opportunities for teammates.

His dribbling is exceptional, one of the best young dribblers at the moment. It involves very good ball carrying. He averaged 7 dribbles per match, with a 48% success rate, which is very high. He is very agile and his flexibility allows sharp turns. His remarkable acceleration allows him to beat opponents with ease. His movements make him very hard to read.

At the moment we are unsure where Real Madrid will use it’s new gem, however given he is a left footed attacker and the team lacks this profile, we believe he will be employed as a right winger, with the possibility to cut inside or to occupy a more central role in possession.

If Real Madrid swith to a formation with a CAM, we can see Güler occupying this CAM role.

He also has a few areas in which he can improve:

  • His first touch causes him issues at times.
  • He doesn’t contribute to the defense enough.
  • Could benefit from improving upper-body strength.
  • His decision making is not developed yet.
  • He will need to produce better numbers at a club like Real Madrid

Arda Güler is an emerging talent with a solid foundation in ball striking, impressive dribbling skills, and exceptional ball control. His contributions extend beyond individual skills, providing reliable outlets and creating opportunities for teammates. While he has areas for improvement, Güler’s undeniable potential positions him to thrive at the highest level. With technical proficiency, dynamic dribbling, and playmaking abilities, he possesses all the necessary attributes to carve out a successful career in football.

As Güler’s journey at Real Madrid unfolds, football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate witnessing his growth and impact on the pitch. With dedication, practice, and the guidance of experienced mentors, Güler’s game can reach new heights, solidifying his status as one of Turkey’s brightest football prospects.