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Real Madrid midfielder not in talks with other clubs, wants to retire at the Bernabeu
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is one of several players whose contract expires at the end of the ongoing campaign. It has led to speculations over his future, as the German is yet to make a decision on his next move.
Amidst this, Fabrizio Romano has issued an update on Kroos’ situation, stating that the 33-year-old has no intentions of playing for any club other than Real Madrid.
The veteran German ace is not talking to any other teams at this point and is clear that either he will continue at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond the current season or retire for good.
Kroos has always maintained that he intends to call time on his career at Real Madrid and has spoken about wanting to retire on a high.
If he were to continue beyond the current campaign, the former German international wants to have a prominent role in the team under Carlo Ancelotti, which could be tricky, especially with Los Blancos planning to rope in Jude Bellingham in the summer.
In a recent interaction with media, Kroos claimed that the decision was not far away and he was going to make a final call on his future soon, saying:
“If there is something official you will know for sure. There are different things that you have to think about if you want to continue or not. I have to be honest. The decision will not take long. At the moment there is no decision, but we are calm because neither party will do nonsense.”
Real Madrid, for their part, are ready to hand him a one-year deal and are waiting for the midfielder to decide his next move.
It remains to be seen what the former Bayern Munich superstar decides. For now, what is clear is that Kroos will either continue at Real Madrid or retire this summer. A move to a different club is not an option.
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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.