5 candidates to replace Toni Kroos in Real Madrid’s midfield

22 Mar 2022 | 10:41 | Football

 Author Shambhu Ajith of Sportskeeda has listed 5 factors capable of replacing Toni Kroos in the Real Madrid ranks.

Kroos .’s Real Madrid debut goal

Toni Kroos, along with Casemiro and Luka Modric, have become Real Madrid’s famous midfield trio in recent seasons. The German player has the ability to regulate the game, sharp vision and can launch high-damage passes.

However, he is now 32 years old and the contract with Los Blancos is only valid until the summer of 2023. So author Shambhu Ajith thinks that now the Spanish Royal team can plan to find someone. replace Kroos in the near future. And here are five possible names:

1. Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Monchengladach)

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Neuhaus is the mainstay of Gladbach’s midfield,

Website Defensa Central (Spain) said that Real had put midfielder Neuhaus in the sights and considered him an heir of Kroos. Neuhaus is the mainstay in the main team of Monchengladbach. The 25-year-old has individual technique, passes the ball well, handles the ball neatly and is ready to tear through defenses with a delicate touch. In addition, he is also very useful in long-range situations.

2. Fede Valverde (Real Madrid)

No need to look far, the White Vulture can fully utilize the human resources in place with Valverde to replace Kroos. Besides the ability to pass the ball well, the Uruguayan player is also very active in dribbling and creating mutant situations.

Author Shambhu Ajith commented: “Valverde also possesses great reading, interception and recovery of the ball quite well. He hasn’t been in his best form since the beginning of the season. But once he was given the opportunity. Playing regularly, Valverde is a very reliable name.”

3. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio)

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 Savic received the attention of many big men.

Savic has long been sought after by many big clubs in Europe. He has the ideal body shape, the ability to support attack and defense is quite good. The Serbian is a box-to-box midfielder who manages the midfield well. If they convince Lazio to sell Savic, Real will have another quality addition in midfield.

4. Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)

The German midfielder has made remarkable strides in recent seasons with Bayern Munich. He significantly improved in fitness as well as playing skills. “Goretzka is like a monster in midfield. His physical ability and fitness make him one of the most dominant box-to-box midfielders in the world right now. Goretzka also has a lot of playing experience. at the highest level of the game and can thrive in any position in midfield, ” wrote Shambhu Ajith.

5. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

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Pogba has yet to renew his contract with Man Utd.

The former Juventus star has not yet made a move to renew with Man Utd and is likely to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer at the end of this season. Real Madrid is one of the teams interested in Pogba. And if all goes well, the Royal team will have a quality addition.

Pogba is a midfielder who can play in many different positions thanks to his good personal technical background. In addition, personality and artistry also make the French player different from his peers. He is a factor capable of replacing Kroos at Real.

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