Toni Kroos is reportedly on the verge of sealing a short-term agreement with Real Madrid and will extend his stay until 2024.
According to a report by Spanish outlet MARCA, Toni Kroos will soon extend his stay at Real Madrid. Despite reports to the contrary, the veteran playmaker will not retire anytime soon. And he will sign a short-term contract that will run until June 30, 2024.
Toni Kroos was already one of the best midfielders in the world when he joined Real Madrid nearly a decade ago. The 33-year-old had enjoyed productive and fruitful stints with Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. In addition, he had already won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Germany before arriving at Real Madrid.
Since then, the German playmaker has gone from strength to strength, creating a lasting legacy at Real Madrid. Kroos, along with Luka Modric and Casemiro, forged one of the best midfield partnerships of all time. Such was their dominance in the middle of the park that several talented midfielders struggled to stamp their authority at Real Madrid.
Kroos’s age is now advancing, and he is well into his thirties. But that has not affected the player, who has been tremendous in the middle of the park this season. However, the veteran playmaker is in the final year of his contract, which has put Real Madrid in a spot of bother.
Over half a dozen players will see their Real Madrid contracts expire in the summer. These are Nacho, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, and Mariano Diaz. While Modric, Benzema, and Asensio are set to put pen to paper on new deals, the situation surrounding the others is delicate.
But Kroos will no longer be in the latter category, as he is on the verge of sealing a short-term agreement. The German midfielder will sign a one-year extension on his contract, which will last until 2024. Meanwhile, Real Madrid will continue scouring the market for his successor.
Recent reports have linked Los Blancos with Samuele Ricci. And several other midfielders are on Real Madrid’s radar over a possible move in the summer transfer window. But for now, Kroos is on the cusp of extending his stay at Real Madrid by a year.