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.
Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training
The current edition of the Real Madrid squad is full of young talents, who have shown remarkable potential in recent years.
Arda Guler is among the young players looking to make a mark in European football in the years to come.
The young Turk joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, rejecting many other European giants in the process.
Toni Kroos mentoring Guler at Real Madrid
Guler has not enjoyed the best of starts to his life at Santiago Bernabeu, as he is spending a brief time on the sidelines due to an injury.
However, Guler has not stopped working on his characteristics, as he looks to kickstart his Real Madrid career on a positive note.
To that end, the former Fenerbahce starlet is receiving some key support from one of Real Madrid’s midfield pillars in the form of Toni Kroos.
This is according to MARCA, which suggests that the German international is mentoring Guler in his early days at Santiago Bernabeu.
Kroos: huge ‘sponsor’ of Guler
The report highlights how Toni Kroos is a huge admirer of Arda Guler. The German had even heaped praise on the youngster from Turkey when he joined the club earlier in the summer.
Guler, therefore, is closely training with Kroos, whose years of experience, composure, and knowledge of football, could help the youngster grow at Santiago Bernabeu.
This fits in well with Carlo Ancelotti’s vision at Real Madrid, as the Italian boss wants youngsters to have room to grow, especially with guidance from some of the older guards in the team.
It is one of the key reasons Real Madrid wanted to stick to Kroos and Luka Modric, despite bringing in Arda Guler and Jude Bellingham in the summer.
Guler, therefore, has the stage set for him to start his Real Madrid career on a strong note. After impressing in training, the next step for the youngster is to make a promising debut, which is just around the corner.