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Real Madrid veteran superstar’s continuity at the club beyond 2023 still uncertain

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Toni Kroos has enjoyed a stellar career at Real Madrid. Having signed from Bayern Munich in 2014, the German midfielder has achieved great success in Spain, winning several titles and trophies, that include four UEFA Champions League triumphs.

The veteran pass-master has been critical to the success that Los Blancos have achieved during this period, forming a legendary midfield trio alongside Luka Modric and Casemiro. The latter left Real Madrid this past summer and has been since replaced by Aurelien Tchouameni.

But Kroos and Modric continue to be the pillars of this Real Madrid side under Carlo Ancelotti. However, both the veteran midfielders will see their contracts expire at the end of the season. In Modric’s case, though, a one-year extension is reportedly practically agreed.

As far as Kroos is concerned, however, the situation is far from clear, reports MARCA. The 32-year-old midfielder had been offered a new contract by Real Madrid at the end of the last season, but he rejected the deal as he felt it was not the right time to talk about his future.

The former German international reportedly wants to see how he copes physically and mentally in the ongoing campaign before deciding on whether to prolong his contract with Los Blancos or not.

Previously, Kroos’ agent, Volker Struth has dropped hints that Real Madrid will be the midfielder’s final club. The ex-Bayern Munich superstar himself has hinted that he could consider retiring when his current contract expires.

“I think that 2023 is ideal and deliberately chosen. By then I will be 33 years old. Afterwards, we can sit down and decide together if we want to extend the link for one or two more years. I am completely open to that possibility,” Kroos had said in 2021.

Real Madrid, for their part, will be ready to offer him a new deal should he decide to prolong his partnership with the Spanish capital club. The ball firmly lies in Kroos’ court now and only time will tell whether he decides to continue at the Bernabeu or opts to move on.

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Injury update – Kylian Mbappe could be out for 4-5 weeks

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Real Madrid’s new signing Kylian Mbappe suffered a serious injury to his nose during France’s win over Austria earlier this month. The setback even saw the forward sit out the team’s next game against The Netherlands.

As revealed in an update by Diario AS, however, the player’s injury is not as bad as initially anticipated. Contrary to the tentative diagnosis that he may have fractured his nose, it now appears to only be a strong deviation.

It is clear that the player must go under the blade for a smooth recovery. While Real Madrid prefer the procedure to take place immediately, they understand the player’s decision to postpone it until after the Euros.

A month out

Mbappe’s nasal injury will take a minimum of three weeks to heal once he goes under the blade. A more realistic and safer return date would be a month to five weeks after the procedure.

The new signing, thus, will likely miss pre-season with Carlo Ancelotti’s side and there was doubt over his participation in the all-important UEFA Super Cup against Atalanta on 14th June.

The Spanish outlet, however, state that the player could make it back just in time to make his debut against the Serie A side.

After all, the Euro final is scheduled for the 15th of July. Should Mbappe make it that far with France and then undergo surgery, he will still have close to a month before Real Madrid take to the field in Warsaw.

Commitment like none other

Despite facing a serious injury blow in France’s opening clash against Austria, Mbappe insisted and pushed until the very end to participate against the Dutch side on Matchday 2.

Over the years, the French phenom has established himself as not only the epitome of consistency but also dedication. Given how playing for Real Madrid was always his dream, he will do everything in his capacity to participate in the Super Cup.

His presentation as a Real Madrid player will likely take place immediately after France conclude their campaign in the Euros and before he undergoes surgery.

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