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Real Madrid optimistic about keeping veteran duo at the club beyond 2023 – report



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According to Cadena SER, Real Madrid will offer new contracts to veteran midfielders Luka Modric and Toni Kroos and are optimistic about keeping the duo at the club beyond the current season.

Both Modric and Kroos are in the final year of their respective contracts at the Santiago Bernabeu and have been subjects of speculation due to the same, especially with the German superstar.

Indeed, there have been reports that Kroos could decide to retire at the end of the season when his contract expires. As for Modric, there have been no such rumours but with the club pushing to sign Jude Bellingham next year, murmurs of an exit have done the rounds.

However, as per the report, Real Madrid hope to keep both Kroos and Modric at the club beyond the ongoing campaign.

The reigning champions of Spain and Europe are planning to offer the seasoned campaigners a new deal that would keep them at the Santiago Bernabeu for another year.

And the report states that Real Madrid are ‘very optimistic’ when it comes to Modric signing an extension and are ‘quite optimistic’ about Kroos’ renewal.

Despite their age, Modric and Kroos continue to be two of Real Madrid’s best performers. The duo was recently praised heavily by manager Carlo Ancelotti following Los Blancos’ 5-1 win over Celtic on Wednesday.

“It’s business as usual. If the young people surprise, Luka and Toni do not. They are always at a very high level. They handle the ball well and control the game. They are players with unique quality and experience,” he said.

Considering how much he values that pair, Ancelotti is likely to want Kroos and Modric to continue at Real Madrid at least for another year. Whether they go on to sign new deals will be interesting to see.

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Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training



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The current edition of the Real Madrid squad is full of young talents, who have shown remarkable potential in recent years.

Arda Guler is among the young players looking to make a mark in European football in the years to come.

The young Turk joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, rejecting many other European giants in the process.

Toni Kroos mentoring Guler at Real Madrid

Guler has not enjoyed the best of starts to his life at Santiago Bernabeu, as he is spending a brief time on the sidelines due to an injury.

However, Guler has not stopped working on his characteristics, as he looks to kickstart his Real Madrid career on a positive note.

To that end, the former Fenerbahce starlet is receiving some key support from one of Real Madrid’s midfield pillars in the form of Toni Kroos.

This is according to MARCA, which suggests that the German international is mentoring Guler in his early days at Santiago Bernabeu.

Arda Guler is taking special guidance from Toni Kroos (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Kroos: huge ‘sponsor’ of Guler

The report highlights how Toni Kroos is a huge admirer of Arda Guler. The German had even heaped praise on the youngster from Turkey when he joined the club earlier in the summer.

Guler, therefore, is closely training with Kroos, whose years of experience, composure, and knowledge of football, could help the youngster grow at Santiago Bernabeu.

This fits in well with Carlo Ancelotti’s vision at Real Madrid, as the Italian boss wants youngsters to have room to grow, especially with guidance from some of the older guards in the team.

It is one of the key reasons Real Madrid wanted to stick to Kroos and Luka Modric, despite bringing in Arda Guler and Jude Bellingham in the summer.

Guler, therefore, has the stage set for him to start his Real Madrid career on a strong note. After impressing in training, the next step for the youngster is to make a promising debut, which is just around the corner.

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