Toni Kroos has just one year left on his current contract with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, with speculation claiming that the midfielder has already agreed a €25 million, (£20 million) deal to join Real Madrid.
Although he recently rejected rumours he had signed a five-year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu, Kroos has now admitted he has made a decision about his next club.
"I've made a decision and can't say," Kroos was quoted by Goal. "I read things. It's not hard to find out. But I'm saying there is nothing done.
"First I want to play the World Cup and when finished my decision will be known. I’ll say it myself. Before then there is nothing. There’s one week of the World Cup left and then we'll know more."
Kroos has shown the world with his World Cup performances that he is a force to be reckoned with. Hs range of passing is phenomenal and the midfielder is also calm in front of goal.
Do Real need him?
This may be all well and good, but do the Spanish giants really need another attacking midfielder?
Just over a year ago they signed Isco from Malaga for €30 million and if the signing of Kroos is to happen, then at least one top talent is going to spend the majority of the season on the bench.
There will be a void if Angel di Maria is to depart and Isco will be determined to step up to the plate. However, it is unlikely that there will a chance for him and if there is, it will most likely be out of position either on the wing or deeper in midfield.
Personally, I think Madrid really do have too many midfielders and is time to let a few go if they are wanting to sign more.
If not, there will be huge talent and huge wage bills sitting on the bench, perhaps not even getting in the match-day squad when they could be shining for other teams elsewhere.
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