Toni Kroos is one of many players facing an uncertain future at Real Madrid as his current contract at the club expires at the end of the season.
Real Madrid have made attempts to convince the midfielder to sign a one-year contract extension, but the player has rejected the advances so far. It appears he wants a little more time in finalising his decision on whether to continue at Santiago Bernabeu.
According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Toni Kroos has had offers from other clubs as well. Bayern Munich and Manchester City are among the clubs to have contacted and explored the possibility of signing the veteran midfielder next season.
But the report suggests Kroos has rejected both proposals. He is not keen on moving away from Santiago Bernabeu. And it stands, his decision lingers between a prolonged stay at Real Madrid or announcing an early retirement.
Kroos has vowed to come up with a final decision during the World Cup break. He is well aware of the fact that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti rates him highly and wants him to become a part of the team next season as well.
This may play a key role in convincing the German to extend his stay at Bernabeu for at least another year before he hangs up his boots.
Formerly of Bayern Munich, Kroos had been a part of the Real Madrid side since 2014. During his time at the club, he has featured in 383 competitive appearances, helping the Whites secure five UEFA Champions League titles and three Spanish league titles.
Kroos’ extraordinary tally may only improve by the end of the season, as Real Madrid looking to defend their Champions League and La Liga titles. A treble could be on the horizon, as the team will take part in the Copa Del Rey as well.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.