Good. Better. Best. Now What’s Next For Real Madrid Star Toni Kroos?

New Delhi: Good. Better. Best. Toni Kroos has moved swiftly through all three stages while playing for the Real Madrid. Signing with the club in 2014 for just €25 million, the midfielder turned out to be the ‘Bargain of the Century’ as he turns into a significant asset for La Casa Blanca.

The start of his time with the club wasn’t as celebrated but then he played a vital role in winning three consecutive Champions League titles from 2016 to 2018 and it didn’t stop there as he goes on to win three La Liga titles, four Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups and two UEFA Super Cups with the Real Madrid.

Kroos’s contract with Real is coming to an end next summer and his future is hanging loose in the air. The reason is not the lack of offers to the midfield maestro but lack of his willingness to pick up a pen and sign the papers offered.

Los Blancos has already offered one year contract extension to the German footballer but he firmly denied saying that he ‘wants’ to see how this season turns out for him. Kroos has said it out loud in the past that he doesn’t ‘see himself playing into his late thirties’ and the 32-year-old has a big decision to make in front of him.

The 2018 German Footballer of the Year says that he wants to see how he feels as an individual after the end of the next season and only then he will make a decision of the future. But there could be more than this reason for him to delay the signing.

Significance of 32-year-old in a club of youngsters

The magnifique trio of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro has left the world stunned with their timings and understanding of each other. It has worked for Madrid for a very long time but the times are changing now.

Real has recently signed a 22-year-old French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni on a six-year contract for €80 million and Eduardo Camavinga for €40 million. This has put a question mark on the position of Kroos who is not growing any younger with the passing day.

The insecurity of his role in the club can also be clubbed with the desire of having a grandeur offer. Though Madrid has offered him an extension but he might be seeking pastures new and this time with a higher bid.

It is not yet clear what the midfielder would do in the upcoming 12 months but he has three options awaiting for him – renew with Los Blancos, retire at the expiry of his contract with Los Merengues or try his luck with a new club.

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