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Real Madrid legend rejects offers from Manchester City and Bayern Munich – report
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.
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Atletico Madrid ‘approach’ Real Madrid, Arsenal midfield target over summer move
According to AS, Atletico Madrid have made the first approach for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, who has also been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid and Arsenal.
The 20-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Spanish football this season, having already netted nine goals in La Liga.
It has alerted a series of top-level clubs, with the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid all being linked with the youngster, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta.
Real Madrid are in the market for midfield reinforcements and have identified Jude Bellingham as their top target, but Veiga is also said to be on the agenda at the Santiago Bernabeu
However, recently, the Galician club’s president confirmed that there had been contact from clubs in England, but stated that Real Madrid had made no approach.
On top of that, a report from MARCA quoted a club source saying that they were not contemplating signing the 20-year-old.
Amidst this, it has now emerged that Atletico Madrid have made an approach towards signing Veiga from Celta Vigo in the summer transfer window.
The Rojiblancos are also in the market for new midfielders amid question marks over the futures of Saul Niguez and Geoffrey Kondogbia.
While Diego Simeone’s side have taken a first step, the report indicates that Veiga, in case of the absence of interest from Real Madrid, would prefer to join Arsenal.
So, the Colchoneros will need to put in efforts to convince the 20-year-old to choose them over a move to the Premier League club come summer if they are serious about adding the talented youngster to their roster for next season.
November 26, 2022 at 6:33 pm
The oldest player City have bought in some time was 27. Fine player, but it’s United who buy over 30 players in search of a final payday.