‘I’m retiring here’: Toni Kroos promises he’ll end his stellar career at Real Madrid but adds he’ll ‘decide what I want to do’ between ‘January and March’ after suggestions he’ll end up with can retire from the season
- Toni Kroos promised to end his career at Real Madrid, but would not say when
- The 32-year-old has won five Champions Leagues and Club World Cups in Spain
- Thanks to Fede Valverde’s improvements, Real has a replacement for Kroos
Toni Kroos has remained tight-lipped about his future plans, with Real Madrid fans still unsure after Carlo Ancelotti hinted that the German could retire at the end of the season.
The midfielder – who retired from his national team despite winning the World Cup in 2016 – has been one of the keys to Real’s massive success over the past decade, but could not be implicated in any confirmation of his intentions.
His current contract expires in 2023 and he may find it difficult to secure another long-term contract with the club due to their long tradition of relocating players meaning his insistence that he end his career with them sooner than expected could come.
Toni Kroos admitted he will retire from Real Madrid but has not confirmed when that could be
The 32-year-old told the Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo“What I’ve always said and that’s not going to change is that I’m not going anywhere, I’m retiring here, the only thing I don’t know is when.”
“It’s funny that a lot of people know what I’m going to do when I don’t even know myself. I am physically fine and I am doing well on the field.
“I’m super happy and relaxed, I don’t know what’s going to happen, there’s nothing new.
The German midfielder is an intrinsic part of Los Blancos’ five Champions League titles
‘During the break I will think and decide little by little what I want to do.’
Kroos is one of the most successful players in Los Blancos’ long and illustrious history, and he proved unstoppable as Real won three LaLigas, five Champions League titles and as many FIFA Club World Cup campaigns.
He also won five Club World Cups during his time in the Spanish capital with
In previous seasons, however, he found it more difficult to replicate the form he had shown on a consistent basis earlier in his eight-year stay with the club.
But rather than wait for their hugely talented midfield to retire, Real have been keen to provide top-quality backup for Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro in recent years, before the Brazilian’s recent move to Manchester United.
Federico Valverde, formerly the understudy of all three, has established himself as one of the stars of the side, and the acquisitions of French duo Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni ensure they are well prepared should Kroos decide to leave.
The World Cup winner looks set to be at his best this season so far, but instead of seeing him leave with a good feeling, the Madridistas will certainly be anxiously awaiting the news that he’s on a new contract. put paper.
But his insistence that a decision won’t be made until at least the new year will prolong the wait a little longer than fans might have expected.
Kroos has an impressive 381 Real games to his name, scoring 25 goals and assisting 86 more