Real Madrid have a number of players whose contracts expire at the end of the season, one of whom happens to be midfield veteran Toni Kroos.
The 33-year-old veteran superstar’s deal with Los Blancos runs out on June 30, 2024, and there have been no conversations about a renewal as of yet.
Kroos offered to Juventus
Now, a report from Italian publication Calciomercato is reporting that Kroos has been offered to Serie A giants Juventus as a free agent for the summer.
The 34-year-old has been at the Santiago Bernabeu for almost a decade now, having signed from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2014.
The midfielder has been an ever-present in the middle of the park for Real Madrid ever since, playing an integral role in the success that they have achieved during that period.
But with his contract expiring, the report mentions that Kroos’ agents might be testing the waters about a possible move abroad, with Juventus being offered his services.
However, the report further goes on to mention that at this point Kroos leaving Real Madrid for Juventus is extremely unlikely.
Instead, the 34-year-old is expected to sign a new contract and prolong his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond the current season.
It has been previously reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and CEO Jose Angel Sanchez have already informed him that a contract proposal is ready for him. But Kroos is yet to make a decision on his next move.
However, the 34-year-old has always maintained that he does not see himself playing for another club after Real Madrid. So, the reports of him being offered to Juventus are likely way off the mark.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.