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Real Madrid superstar will make a decision on his future in January

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Toni Kroos has never been one to hesitate to take big decisions. Last year, the midfielder retired from the German national team after their exit from the UEFA Euro 2020 with just over a year left for the next FIFA World Cup.

Given that he was just 31 years of age, it came as a shock to many.

Kroos has always been clear about his desire to hang up his boots while still at the top of his game. In recent weeks, rumours have sprung up that the German is contemplating retirement at the end of the season when his contract expires, but many feel that it is too early for a player of his calibre.

According to reports from Mario Cortegana, Kroos is considering making the final decision about his future by January. He still has doubts about which is the right path to take but will make a call soon.

At 32 years of age, the former Bayern Munich player has been one of Real Madrid’s best and most consistent players this season. The quality of his performances has only been getting better with every passing game.

Losing him would undoubtedly be a big blow for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. Real Madrid see no two ways about it. The European champions have already prepared a proposal for a contract extension and the ball is now in the player’s park.

Earlier this week, when asked about Kroos’ future, Carlo Ancelotti revealed that his sixth sense said the player would continue next season.

“He will think about it in January or February. Personally, I feel that Toni will continue here at Real Madrid. It’s his decision, we will see. He will think about it and then announce his plans.”

But, at the moment, Kroos is still undecided over whether to continue at Real Madrid or move on or retire altogether. Either ways, the report states that a decision on his future could arrive by January, with Los Blancos still hopeful of keeping him at the club.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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