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Real Madrid midfielder wants to retire at the club, has rejected ‘countless’ offers – report

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The fact that Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos wants to retire at a top level is known to everyone. But while the German has his goal in sight, it is putting the Merengues team in a rather difficult situation, to say the very least.

In that regard, if a recent report from Goal Espana (h/t MadridXtra) is to be believed, the 2014 World Cup winner has already rejected countless offers from the Major League Soccer (MLS), Qatar, Saudi Arabia and other European teams.

Kroos, 32, is in his ninth season with Real Madrid, having joined the record European champions back in 2014 from Bayern Munich for a fee reported to be around €25 million. The last time he extended his deal was in 2019 and as things stand, he is set to be a free agent at the end of the ongoing campaign.

Now, Real Madrid have time and again pressed that they want to extend his deal, maybe just for another year, but the player seems to have made up his mind already.

The 32-year-old is of the idea that he wants to retire at a good level rather than play another season where his utilisation will be limited, especially with Los Blancos pushing to sign Jude Bellingham.

And so, if the management is indeed serious about his continuity, they must present an elaborate blueprint of how they wish to get the best out of him in the next season.

In all fairness, Kroos’ extension holds the key to several doors for Real Madrid. To begin with, Dani Ceballos’ deal is also set to expire at the end of the season and the aforementioned outlet claims his continuity depends on what the likes of Luka Modric and Kroos decide.

If the duo ends up leaving/retiring, the management might as well hand Ceballos a new deal.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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