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Real Madrid ‘crazy’ to renew veteran superstar, expect player to accept offer



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Before the January window rolls in Real Madrid have some important contract renewals to take care of as some of their key players are in the final year of their respective deals. One such star whose current deal runs out at the end of the season is Toni Kroos.

The 32-year-old’s contract stands to expire in 2023 and so far talks over an extension have not progressed as per plans for the club.

But according to SPORT that could change soon as Real Madrid expect Kroos to accept the contract offer that they have tabled for him.

The Merengues are ‘crazy’ to ensure that the 32-year-old former Germany international stays at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond the ongoing season.

It is understandable considering how pivotal Kroos continues to be in the scheme of things under Carlo Ancelotti. His importance was clearly visible in the tie against Rayo Vallecano when the midfielder was suspended and Real Madrid looked disjointed and fell to a loss.

With Luka Modric now 37 and Aurelien Tchouameni still getting used to the demands of playing for the Merengues, it is important for the club to retain Kroos.

The 32-year-old, for his part, has not shown any urgency to sign a new deal. However, he has maintained that he intends for Real Madrid to be his last club, meaning he could either decide to retire or pen an extension.

The only condition for Kroos to renew is that he needs to be an important part of the team, which, on recent evidence, he continues to be. After all, the veteran superstar has played in 18 of Madrid’s 21 matches across all competitions, scoring one goal and setting up four more.

Given that he is integrated into the club and the city of Madrid and continues to be a vital part of the side, Los Blancos expect Kroos to extend his contract.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano



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According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.

After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.

The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.

A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.

Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.

But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.

At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.

However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.

For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.

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