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Real Madrid dressing room fear legendary midfielder could retire after this season

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Toni Kroos is one of many players who are facing an uncertain future at Real Madrid. His current contract at Santiago Bernabeu expires at the end of the season and it is unsure whether he would like to continue at the club.

Earlier reports suggested that the midfielder was considering an early retirement from football. But it appears Real Madrid are keen on keeping hold of the player and want him to continue for at least another season.

According to Rodra P (h/t Madrid Xtra)., Real Madrid and Toni Kroos are finally set to meet soon to discuss the possibility of the midfielder prolonging his stay at Santiago Bernabeu.

Formerly of Bayern Munich, Kroos had been a part of the Real Madrid setup since 2014. He has featured in 383 competitive matches for the club, helping Los Blancos secure five Champions League titles, among many other accolades.

However, the report suggests that the Real Madrid locker is in fear of Kroos potentially calling an early end to his career, at the age of only 32.

The midfielder had already announced his retirement from international football last year when Germany produced a poor showing in European Championship. There are now fears that he could quit football completely at the end of the season.

Kroos’ retirement could be a big blow for Real Madrid, who also have Luka Modric’s contract expiring in 2023. But there is a sense of optimism with the Croat’s renewal as the player has shown the desire to continue for at least another year before hanging up his boots.

It seems the same cannot be said for Kroos, though it will be interesting to see Real Madrid can find a way to convince the German to prolong his footballing career and stay at the club until 2024.

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Transfer Triumph: In-demand defender picks Real Madrid above other suitors

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Real Madrid have received a major transfer boost as Lille defender, Leny Yoro, has chosen to join Los Blancos over other interested clubs, reports Alejandro Alcazar via SPORT.

When Paris Saint-Germain attempted to negotiate a deal with Lille, offering more money than Real Madrid, Yoro made it clear he preferred the Spanish giants. 

Despite PSG’s efforts, including meetings with Yoro’s representatives, they could not convince him to change his mind.

Interestingly, the outlet mentions that Yoro is following a similar path to his compatriot Aurelien Tchouameni, who also chose Real Madrid despite competition from PSG and several Premier League teams. 

Real Madrid really value Yoro

Real Madrid see Yoro as a valuable addition, especially with the recent departure of Nacho. This move has made it crucial for the club to find a reliable replacement, and Yoro is their chosen candidate. 

It is to be noted that Yoro has one year remaining on his contract with Lille, who initially asked for a hefty €100 million transfer fee. 

Leny Yoro has picked Real Madrid over PSG, Liverpool and Man United. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

This amount was considered too high for a player who could leave for free after a year. Lille eventually reduced the asking price to €60 million, an amount that PSG and other clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool were willing to meet. 

However, Real Madrid were not prepared to pay more than €30 million, knowing that Yoro wanted to join them and could do so for free next year.

What is Real Madrid’s strategy?

It is said that Real Madrid’s initial plan was to let Yoro play one more year at Lille and sign him for free in 2025. They were even ready to offer Yoro a special signing bonus, similar to what they did with David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger, which would be added to his salary. 

But Nacho’s departure changed everything. Real Madrid now urgently need a fourth central defender, prompting them to enter negotiations with Lille, something they had previously avoided.

To secure Yoro’s signing this summer, Real Madrid are considering raising their offer to €40 million, including performance-based bonuses. 

Lille might accept this offer, knowing that Yoro could either join Real Madrid now or stay for another year and leave for free.

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