Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos posted a picture on social platform Instagramoutside Hamleys top shop in Soho, central London, on Christmas Eve and this has proved to be the spark leading to huge amount of rumours stating that the German attacking midfielder is considering a move to Chelsea in the forthcoming January transfer window. Quite needless to say, rumours regarding Real Madrid players were on a low before the FIFA-imposed ban on them was lifted and nowsince Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane has got the green flag to plan his transfer market acquisitions, the rumour mill has also started to become extensive.
Toni Kroos came to the Bernabeu in 2014 after signing asix-year deal for a transfer amount ofbetween €25millionand €30million when Carlo Ancelotti was at the helm. And needless to say, the German has struck up quite an influential midfield partnership with Croatian Luka Modric. Zidane’s appointment as manager seemed an icing on the cake for the two as both the midfielders proved to be really successful under the Frenchman’s in-game strategies. A 2014-World Cup winner was widely regarded as one of the best midfield players in the tournament and played an equally influential role in Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich side.
Widely regarded as a replacement for Madrid’s celebrated midfielder Xabi Alonso, Kroos is a master of long passes and adept at switiching the run of play via flanks. The German’s role in Real Madrid’s line-up proves all the more crucial with the likes of quick wingers in the form of Ronaldo and Bale. A versatile player in the middle of the park, Kroos can shift between attacking and defensive midfield plays as well as double up as a box player. Also hailed for his accurate deliveries from set-pieces, the German is a priceless component for Zidane’s side.
Nevertheless, it is more or less confirmed that Kroosis not going anywhere away from Madrid irrespective of the rumours of the midfielder’s reported move to Chelsea. The German had been in a spot of bother though picking up a fracture on his metatarsal a couple of weeks back. Although it did seem to pose a potential setback for Madrid, there was no harm done as Los Blancos maintained their unbeaten record this season and with Kroos finally back in the side, there’s no telling when their run will end.