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Real Madrid veteran open to wage cut if needed: “When you’re a Madridista, it’s not about money”



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Toni Kroos has always stood out as Real Madrid’s metronomic mender in midfield, sprinkling spells of tranquility in moments of chaos.

Since being signed in 2014, the German has been labeled as the club’s most vital asset, and after speculation that he would finally call it quits after last season, his decision to continue in the Spanish Capital led the Merengues to breathe a sigh of relief.

Kroos assisted six goals during Real Madrid’s most recent La Liga season. The fact that he spent a good part of the campaign playing as a defensive midfielder makes the number even more impressive.

Speaking on his Einfach Mal Luppen podcast, he touched upon matters related to Los Blancos and his love for the club where he has spent a large portion of his career.

Money, not the motive

If anyone embodies the values of the Royal Whites, it is undeniably the German pass master, who claims material wealth is not the driving factor for him, and that he would take a pay cut if his club needed him to.

“If I have to lower my salary, I would do it without any problem because when you’re a Madridista, it’s not about money,” he said.

Kroos is set to spend 10 years with Real Madrid, and unsurprisingly, he would be willing to go the extra mile for his team.

Praise for Fede Valverde

Kroos praises teammate Fede Valverde. (Photo by Florencia Tan Jun/Getty Images)

Federico Valverde, like Kroos, arrived with lofty ambitions and high expectations. The Uruguayan has gone on record saying that he sees Kroos as his idol.

Now, Kroos did not ignore the opportunity to praise his partner in crime, saying:

“I remember he was with us for the first time during the 2018/2019 pre-season in the USA. Our physiotherapist asked me to take care of him a bit because he told me that I was his idol. I immediately realized that he was a good guy. Very quiet and humble.”

Kroos has invariably given Valverde his roses on public platforms, and it is not hard to see why, given the 25-year-old’s meteoric rise since the 2021/2022 campaign, which saw the South American provide the match-winning assist in the Champions League final.

But apart from the on-field brilliance, Kroos has also not overlooked his attributes as a person.

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Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano



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Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.

Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.

Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.

Real Madrid impressed by Endrick

Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.

The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.

And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.

Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.

Real Madrid happy with Endrick. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images)

Endrick also learning new languages

Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.

The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.

Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.

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