Real Madrid has confirmed that Toni Kroos has agreed to a new one-year deal.
The midfielder has spent the previous nine years at the Bernabeu, appearing 417 times for Los Blancos and scoring 27 goals.
Kroos has three La Liga crowns and four Champions League medals to his name. But at one point it like Kroos nearly considered to leave Real Madrid.
The former Bayern Munich player has already stated that he will either stay in Spain or retire, like he did with Germany in 2021.
In principle, opting on the latter would come at a time when he would find himself with less game time as a result of Jude Bellingham’s big-money arrival.
However, manager Carlo Ancelotti has always praised Kroos’s influence both behind the scenes and on the field, and he will now get another year with the player if he does not become the next manager of Brazil.
Real Madrid announced on Wednesday morning that they have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Kroos, who will now be celebrating his tenth year at the club.
Toni Kroos has signed a new deal with Real Madrid
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, agreements were made in March. However, formal confirmation took place until the end of the season.
Although Ancelotti has plenty of choices in the center of the field, Real Madrid is now hoping that Luka Modric would agree to a contract extension.
Another player heavily subject to a move to a Saudi Arabian club is the veteran Croatian international, putting Real Madrid at risk of losing two players through that path after Karim Benzema left for champions Al-Ittihad.
However, it has been widely in believe that the 37-year-old will continue to play for Real for an additional year as they look to recapture the La Liga and Champions League titles they lost in 2022–2023.
Kroos, 33, and four years younger than Modric, played the seventh-most minutes of any Real Madrid player in Spain’s top division last season, with 25 starts and five substitute appearances.
Although Ancelotti limiting him to 19 starts and 14 substitute appearances to manage his playing time and keep him healthy for the Champions League, Modric was used more regularly, making 33 games.