Toni Kroos has revealed that he wishes to spend his entire playing career at Real Madrid.
Toni Kroos joined Real Madrid from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich back in the summer of 2014, for a fee of £25 million. He has since went on to establish himself as a key part of the Real squad, and has already made a major contribution in helping his side win the UEFA Champions League, along with the UEFA Super Cup.
The German international was linked with various transfers away from the Spanish capital this summer. However, no move materialized, and he has now put all the rumours to bed, by committing his long-term future to the La Liga club.
The midfielder signed a new 6-year deal with the Los Blancos earlier this week, which it will keep him in Madrid until 2022. And Kroos intends to see out the entire contract with Real, according to his recent comments in a press conference.
He revealed: “My plan is to retire here. I don’t sign contracts on a whim. It’s a six-year deal and I’m committed to playing each of those six years here. I’ll be 32 when it finishes and it’s a great opportunity to finish my career here. I can’t see myself playing as a 36-year-old.
“I’m very happy. Since my first day here I’ve really felt welcome here. The love from the fans has been very special too. It’s also really nice that they value me so much that they announced the deal on a national holiday.”
The German further talked about his wish to win the La Liga with Real Madrid, and what he and the team must do to acheive that goal.
“I want to win the league here,” he added. “It’s important to us. At Real Madrid you have to win everything. I’ve won the Champions League but I want the league. Sometimes we lack consistency and that’s perhaps why we haven’t won it.
“I don’t read the papers much and I don’t know what’s been said, but Zidane is invaluable for the club. We’ve drawn a lot of games, which isn’t good, and we deserve criticism. But there have been games that we’ve drawn that we deserved to win. It’s important that we keep playing as a team.”