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Real Madrid will offer extension to veteran midfielder if he wants to continue



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Media and fans have speculated the change of guard in Real Madrid’s midfield for years now. Yet, the topic was always dismissed as an event of the distant future.

The same cannot be said anymore. Luka Modric is set to take part in what could be his final season at the club, while Casemiro’s long-term replacement has already arrived in the form of Aurelien Tchouameni.

Sergio Santos provides an update on the future of Toni Kroos. At the moment, Los Blancos know that the chances of the German continuing at the Bernabeu for one more season are bleak.

However, Real Madrid also know that Kroos could change his mind if he maintains his world-class level in the upcoming season. The cards are now in the player’s hand, and a new contract will be offered to him if he wishes to continue.

The World Cup winner has been vocal about the longevity of his playing career for a long time now. Kroos is not the biggest fan of playing late into his thirties, and his retirement from the national team shows his intention.

The midfielder will be 33 by the time his contract with Real Madrid runs out next season. Knowing well that the likes of Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, and Tchouameni are knocking on the doors, he could choose to hang his boots at the end of the season.

Another option on his table is to try a stint outside Europe, possibly in the MLS. Yet, that would seem improbable given his view on retirement.

Last season, Kroos made 28 league appearances for the champions, scoring one goal and providing one assist. Most recently, he played almost the entire game against Eintracht Frankfurt and helped Los Blancos win the UEFA Super Cup.

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  1. Bubacarr Sissoho

    August 13, 2022 at 9:43 am

    It would be helpful managerial skills team of Real Madrid could encourage veteran players positively interact with the young players and transform their soccer skills to the real professional stage. We know they can do it

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.

His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.

Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.

His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.

Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.

The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:

“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.” 

While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.

His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.

Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.

Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.

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