Toni Kroos first placed his faith in Real Madrid back in 2014. He left Bayern Munich behind and arrived at the Spainish club as a World Cup winner. From day one, he has showed a commitment beyond any doubt.
The German has gone on to become a reference point for Los Blancos all in silence, with hard work and respect. His enviable features made Real Madrid directors offer to extend his contract, which expires in 2023, for another year.
Kroos, however, hesitated to sign the contract extension, noting that it was not the time, as he first wanted to know how he would feel ahead of next season before committing his future to the club for an additional year.
His answer was sincere, not because he had any doubts about his performance, but decided not to extend his contract with Madrid in a hurry out of the principle of loyalty to the Spanish club.
Kroos simply prefers to wait, to see what his body and his head tell him before committing to Real Madrid because he doesn’t want to end up being a burden at the club.
The 32-year-old is happy in Madrid and at Real Madrid, as he is enjoying his football and the lifestyle. Above all, he has principles, and those are loyalty and faithfulness to the badge that he has defended since he landed in the Spanish capital. He has stated on more than one occasion that he does not intend to extend his playing career for too long and that he would like to finish it at Real Madrid.
Kroos has never given the club any problems, and his last renewal was solved without any long negotiations. It was what both parties wanted, and the deal was concluded quickly. Since he arrived at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Kroos has never lost his status as a starter.
Carlo Ancelotti considers the former Bayern man to be indispensable, a player capable of bringing the ball forward and starting things off with his incredible vision and passing ability.
Real Madrid’s management have also offered a renewal to Nacho Fernandez, who is close to an agreement. While Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio, the other two players whose contracts expire in 2023, have yet to settle their futures.
Everything has been put on hold until after the Champions League final on May 28, just like in the case of Kylian Mbappe and his potential arrival. The club is only thinking about the Liverpool game currently; talks about the future are inevitable in the coming weeks.