Real Madrid are said to be working on renewing both Toni Kroos and Luka Modric’s contracts while also looking at the possibility of signing a new midfielder in the summer, reports MARCA.
Kroos and Modric’s ongoing deal with Real Madrid is set to expire at the end of the season. It must be remembered that the Croatian signed a one-year extension back in June this year which was, in fact, the second year in a row that he put pen to paper on a one-year deal.
As for Kroos, at just 32 years of age, those sitting in the Madrid offices expect him to continue for a considerable time. The player, however, has been extremely clear about the idea that he does not want to play for long.
Ahead of the Sevilla game in October, manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted that the team is working on a new contract for the German and expects him to accept it.
“I’ve talked to him, he’s very calm. He’s going to think about it after the World Cup, in January or February. I think he’s going to continue,” he was quoted as saying.
Kroos is and will be an undisputed figure at Real Madrid even next season. The only issue is if the Los Blancos sign a new midfielder, someone between Kroos and Modric will have to sacrifice the time for the new blood.
Speaking in the context, the midfielder Real Madrid are looking at is Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham. Dortmund understand that retaining the England midfielder will be next to impossible next summer thanks to the interest he has generated around the continent.
This probably means whoever bids the most will get their man and everyone expects the amount to go over €100 million. So if Real are to go big, they won’t splash the buck for a player who would come in as an understudy.
On the contrary, not only the player but also the club would want him to take charge right from the beginning. And with Aurelien Tchouameni now assured of his spot, someone between Kroos and Modric will have to slowly be phased out, provided they sign the new deals.
For now, any talks regarding the duo’s extension will happen after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Until then, expect the management to go about the proceedings as usual.
Real Madrid midfielder set to sign a four-year contract with the club
In a major development, journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin is reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has decided to sign a new contract with the club and will pen a four-year deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Real Madrid stands to expire at the end of the season. And there had been conflicting reports over whether he would be offered a new deal by the Merengues.
But the Spaniard has managed to turn things around spectacularly in recent weeks, putting up top displays one after the other, helping Real Madrid emerge out of a poor run at the start of the new year.
It has convinced the club to hand him a new contract and it seems like things are moving swiftly on the renewal front for Ceballos.
Indeed, as per the update from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027. It will see the midfielder receive an improved salary to the one that he is currently earning.
And Ceballos has decided to sign the deal. The former Real Betis ace has always maintained that he wants to continue at the Bernabeu beyond the current campaign. And the two parties could now be close to shaking hands on a new contract.
Ceballos joined Real Madrid from Real Betis back in 2017, arriving as one of the most talented young midfielders in La Liga. However, he found the going tough initially, thanks to the hegemony of the midfield trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.
The Spaniard spent a couple of seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to the club in 2021. If not for an injury while away at the Tokyo Olympics, Ceballos could have been sold that year.
Having returned to action in January last year, he has slowly but surely gained importance in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. And he is now set to be rewarded with a new four-year contract by the champions of Spain and Europe.