World Cup winner Sami Khedira has become the top target for almost half of Europe's big teams following his refusal to sign new contract with Real Madrid.
Khedira is out of contract this summer and has reportedly reached an agreement to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. Since returning from a serious knee injury, the World Cup winner has been struggling to get a regular place in Carlo Ancelotti's side, which explains his reluctance to stay in the Spanish capital.
The 27-year-old is behind compatriot Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and even the young Asier Illarramendi in the pecking order. The arrival of Lucas Silva in the winter transfer window will surely only serve to solidify his stance.
Where will he play next season?
Khedira's situation has been followed closedly by a good number of top clubs. Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Dortmund, Wolfsburg, Juventus and PSG all showed their interest the former Stuttgart midfielder.
Being out of favour at Madrid doesn't mean that Khedira is useless, far from it. In fact, he is just a victim of President Florentino Perez's hunger for changes. Before Khedira's case, there has already been a long list of stars who are pushed out of Bernabeu just because the President feels that "it's time for a change".
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Perez won't change his ways
That luxurious habit of Perez changed the fortune of many big clubs though. Wesley Sneijder's Inter Milan won the 2010 Champions League, defeating Arjen Robben's Bayern Munich in the final. Three years later, it was Robben's turn to lift the prestigious trophy. Sneijder and Robben were both kicked out of Bernabeu in 2009!
So why can Khedira follow the same route? This big man, actually, belongs to the type of midfielder that most of top teams lack at the moment. He is athletic, composed, with good sense of space and position. He can score goals, sometimes!
He, therefore, should be an absolute bargain even taking huge salary demands into account.
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