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Real Madrid Midfield Superstar Unsure About His Future In Spain: Why Zidane Needs To Hold On To Him!

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Bishwaraj Bhattacharyya
Former athlete. Now a journalist hoping to cover football no matter the league or country.

Amidst interests from Manchester United and several other European clubs, Toni Kroos has asked for a 30-day period in order to contemplate on his future with Real Madrid. The 27-year-old has reportedly expressed his wishes to the club president, Florentino Perez through his representatives.

It has not been long since reports emerged linking the Galacticos with Brazilian superstar, Neymar. Perez is adamant in bringing the 26-year-old to the Bernabeu next summer and this has left some the Madrid players concerned about their future.

Obviously, Perez will have to offload a couple of his current players to make way for the winger but who will it be? Cristiano Ronaldo’s case was considered mostly due to his reported scuffle with the president earlier in the season and his age.

However, the five-time Balon d’Or winner looks quite happy with the side and has returned to his usual self by recording his 50th club hat trick just last week.

Gareth Bale’s name popped up as well, in the list of wantaway stars but it is unclear whether any other team would want him for such a high transfer fee mostly due to his injury history.

Kroos is able and is one of the high profile names who will fetch Perez a significant amount of financial leverage. Real Madrid might not necessarily need it when chasing other targets but Neymar’s services is expected to cost a significant amount.

 

Kross’ career is laiden with silverware and individual honours including the German national team player of the year in 2014.  A graduate of the Bayern Munich academy, he made his debut for the first team in the 2011/12 season under then and present manager, Jupp Heynckes.

The 27-year-old displayed great maturity and composure in the central midfield role and cemented a first team spot in the German national team for the 2012 Euro Cup. An ability to deliver inch-perfect balls to his teammates all over the pitch while also dominating the heart of the pitch with clever link-up play is a hard talent to look over.

Already a World Cup winner in 2014, Kroos is one of the best midfielders in Europe and has been key to Real Madrid’s success over the past 3 and a half years.

The East German maestro has racked up a lot of trophies in his playing career and still has his best years ahead of him. While looking for further challenges in your career is always a positive outlook to have, maybe Kroos is better off playing out his contract with the Galacticos.

Real Madrid should also hold onto the central midfielder especially with Luka Modric entering the last stages of his career.

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