Opinion: Tottenham must do everything to sign Arda Guler 

Tottenham have improved immensely under Ange Postecoglou. They are fourth in the Premier League and are expected to fight until the end to book a place in next season’s Champions League.

The former Celtic boss will need a few more transfer windows to sculpt the squad to his taste, but he has already shown that he is not afraid to make bold calls.

Old guards like Hugo Lloris and Eric Dier have been let go, while decisions have been made about players like Japhet Tanganga, Sergio Reguilon, and Tanguy Ndombele.

He has brought in some fantastic players, both in the summer and in the January window, and will be able to attract more quality players if Spurs finish in the top four this season.

According to the latest report from Sport, Spurs are showing keen interest in signing Real Madrid midfielder Arda Guler.

Last summer, a host of clubs showed interest in signing the 18-year-old attacking midfielder. The Turkish international eventually moved to the Bernabeu in an exciting deal from Fenerbahce.

He has made only two substitute appearances in the La Liga under Carlo Ancelotti this season, managing only 22 minutes of league football. With Jude Bellingham ahead of him, he has found it difficult to break into the first-team squad.

To be fair, Guler has been unlucky at Madrid. He picked up an injury in the early part of the 2023-24 campaign. Thereafter, he has struggled to break into the side, and at the moment, Ancelotti is unwilling to break the winning combination.

Spurs have reportedly registered an interest in him, but in all probability, they won’t be able to sign him permanently. Real Madrid are surely only willing to listen to offers of a loan deal in a bid to let Guler develop before deciding on a long-term future.

Could Guler follow in the footsteps of Martin Odegaard? The Norwegian initially joined Los Blancos at the age of 16. He couldn’t make a big impact for Madrid but has proved to be a key player for Arsenal.

Spurs will not mind such type of agreement at all. They could take him on a two-year loan, groom him properly, and then sign him permanently. He may not be a guaranteed starter under Postecoglou. The likes of Pape Sarr and James Maddison are likely to be ahead of him, but he can expect to get more games than what he managed at Madrid.