Although the club offered him an extension until 2024 last year, he turned it down to ensure he could still perform at his best for another year.
However, Kroos has since expressed his desire to continue playing for Real Madrid and has informed the club’s directors.
According to MARCA, Kroos had only two options at the time: extend his contract or retire from football. Kroos has gained a reputation as a Real Madrid legend, earning it through his exemplary conduct and professionalism.
Carlo Ancelotti regards Kroos as a player capable of making a difference and thriving in today’s increasingly physical football climate due to his intelligence and skill.
Since joining the club after winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Kroos has played in 405 official matches for Los Blancos, winning almost everything except the Copa del Rey, a trophy he might have the chance to lift if his team beats Osasuna in the final on May 6.