Tottenham Hotspur may feel encouraged in their pursuit of Dani Ceballos, with Toni Kroos having extended his contract at the Bernabeu.
The German playmaker was expected to leave the Spanish giants this summer with Zinedine Zidane reportedly planning a major overhaul.
It was not a good season for Kroos, as was the case for many of his underperforming teammates.
But the 29-year-old has now committed his future to the club until 2023 (via the club’s official website).
Speaking about his extension, Kroos said as quoted by Sky Sports: “We’re motivated for next season. I’m happy to stay at Madrid four more years.
“I spoke to [coach Zinedine] Zidane and I know what his idea is. I will be important [in the team].”
Kroos’ new deal could be great news for Tottenham, who are reportedly interested in signing his teammate Dani Ceballos
AS claim Tottenham want to bring the Spaniard to north London this summer.
Apparently Ceballos – who earns a modest £20,000-a-week according to Total Sportek – is open to leaving as he is not a regular in the side.
He made 34 appearances for Madrid in all competitions in 2018/19, but was often used as a substitute – 10 times in La Liga to be precise.
He apparently fears a lack of game time with Zidane at the helm, and Kroos staying will surely only limit his game time further.
Spurs should therefore feel hopeful they can secure a transfer for Ceballos, who would bring great technical qualities as well as versatility.