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Official: Toni Kroos renews with Real Madrid until 2024



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Following the announcement and presentation of Joselu as a new signing on Tuesday, Real Madrid have greeted fans with more good news as they have officially confirmed the contract renewal of midfield legend Toni Kroos.

The German international’s contract with Los Blancos was set to expire on June 30. However, the two parties had always been on continuing their partnership beyond the summer for at least one more year.

An agreement between the player and the club had been in place for a while now, but an official announcement had been pending. Now, though, the Spanish capital club have taken care of that by confirming the extension of the former German international.

“Real Madrid C. F. and Toni Kroos have agreed a contract extension for the player, who remains tied to the club until 30 June 2024,” the statement from the club reads.

Kroos joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014, right after helping Germany win the FIFA World Cup.

The 33-year-old soon established himself as a permanent fixture in the middle of the park at the Santiago Bernabeu and has continued to be so for nine years.

During his time at the club, Kroos has made over 400 appearances for the Merengues, winning 20 titles – four Champions League, five Club World Cups, four European Super Cups, three La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey, and three Spanish Super Cups.

Kroos will now remain at Real Madrid for one more year, with the midfielder understood to have rejected a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia to continue at the Bernabeu.

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report



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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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