Toni Kroos has reached an agreement with Real Madrid over a deal that will see him remain at the Bernabeu till 2023, the club announced on Monday.
Real Madrid have made an official statement to announce that they have reached an agreement with Toni Kroos to extend his stay with the club. The German international has signed a new four-year deal with Los Blancos that will see him remain at the Bernabeu till June 30, 2023.
Kroos joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2014, having already achieved considerable success in his career. In fact, the German international had experienced success at both club and international levels, including winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup before the switch to the Bernabeu.
At Real Madrid, Kroos has gone on to achieve further success whilst playing a key role in every trophy winning campaign for Los Blancos. This, in turn, has cemented his legacy of being one of the best playmakers of his generation, having amassed 12 honours in five years.
But, the 2018-19 campaign has turned out to be one to forget for Kroos. Already reeling from the humiliating World Cup campaign in Russia with Germany, the 29-year-old needed to show that his inconsistent performances at the tournament were only a blip.
However, he only continued in a similar vein of form over the course of the season for Real Madrid as well. As a result, rumour mill had become rife with reports of Kroos’ uncertain future in the Spanish capital, at a time when Zinedine Zidane is looking to rejig his squad.
But, if the latest developments are anything to go by, Kroos appears set to stay put at the Bernabeu beyond the summer. The German midfielder has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal that will tie him up with Los Blancos till the summer of 2023, taking him up to nine years at Real Madrid, should he serve the duration of this new contract.
A closer look would indeed suggest that with the majority of the Real Madrid core aged over 30, unlike Kroos, it makes sense for the club to retain the services of the 29-year-old. Meanwhile, the player expressed his happiness at continuing at the club.
“Today is a very happy day for me. I’ve had a lot of success at Real Madrid and I’m sure that we will have much more in the next four years. At this moment renewing is special and a good sign for the club. The club and I have got a special relationship. I came in 2014 and since the first day I’ve felt very confident at the club and believe that I’ve helped the team and the club to win so many titles.”
Kroos will now hope to put the forgettable 2018-19 season behind him and help kickstart a new era at Real Madrid by rediscovering his best form next term, when Zidane will need him to be one of the leaders in the middle of the park.