In a move that has alerted top clubs in Europe it has come to light that Germany midfielder Sami Khedira will not be re-signing for European Champions Real Madrid when his contract expires on June 30th.
Having enjoyed a solid five seasons at the Bernabeu it appears that with a surplus of midfielders all battling it out for limited spots. Khedira, whose had to put up with competition from Luka Modric, fellow countryman Toni Kroos and the signing of like-minded midfielder Lucas Silva appears to have fallen down the pecking order at the club and has now been forced to look elsewhere.
The player who boasts not only a World Cup winners medal but also a La Liga title, Copa Del Rey medals on two occasions and UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup successes also should not have to look too far for potential suitors as the award list speaks for itself.
As well as interest coming from clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, Khedira has also been on the radar in recent days for Bundesliga outfits such as Shalke and league heavyweights Bayern Munich.
27-year-old Khedira signed from hometown club Stuttgart in 2010 for an undisclosed fee, a player with a flawless ability in the air and one who covers lots of ground over the pitch was purchased to sit in front of the back four at Real and put in the leg work to keep the ball.
Although this started out as a huge success for Real, the player signed to do an efficient job in the engine of the Galacticos side has seen himself fall out of favor with Carlo Ancelotti, who prefers Modric and Kroos, opting for a more attacking pair of center midfielders, rather than one who solely operates in front of the back four.
Hotly tipped to sign Khedira are Arsenal this summer, as Mesut Ozil made the switch to the Emirates in 2013, with Khedira supposedly looking to link up with his ex-teammate it would surely harden up a midfield that has been lacking in a tough tackling ball winner.
However, with the homeland calling and clubs all over Europe looking to sign the player on what would be a free contract, it's set to be a fight for the tireless midfielder's signature, who must surely have clubs queuing up to sign him by now.
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