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Just in: Real Madrid megastar close to agreeing one-year contract renewal



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With the season in its final phase, Real Madrid are already taking care of business for the next campaign in terms of transfers and contract renewals.

The signing of Kylian Mbappe is already sewn up and Los Blancos have made significant progress in renewals for players like Lucas Vazquez and Andriy Lunin.

Now, there is also good news with regard to the futures of two of the most important players in the team in the form of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

Modric, who looked like a possible candidate to leave in the summer when his contract expired, has now reached an agreement in principle to continue at the club.

And, MARCA reports that Toni Kroos has also been sent a renewal offer by the club which he is very close to accepting and staying at Real Madrid for one more year.

Staying put. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

A couple of months ago, it was already reported that the German international would renew with Los Merengues and stay on for another season.

However, there were fears in recent weeks that Kroos, who continues to be one of Carlo Ancelotti’s most important players, might decide to hang up his boots, given how he has always stressed that he wants to call it time when on top.

But, it appears that Florentino Perez has intervened in the matter of both Kroos and Modric’s renewals and it has bore fruit.

Kroos is understood to be close to saying yes to the offer tabled by Real Madrid, thus extending his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu for one more season.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success



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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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