The 23-year-old will finalise personal terms on Monday before being officially announced as the Champions League winners' second signing of the summer transfer window
I would have thought the last thing Madrid needed was another forward.
He's a winger / attacking midfielder, not an out an out forward. Ronaldo, Rodriguez, Bale with Benzema up top. Isco & Di Maria as subs for the attacking 3 and Jese for Benzema.
Ancelotti started off last season with a 4-2-3-1 and it didn't work, which is why they ended the season with a 4-3-3. Kroos can play as a DM but he usually plays in the same hole as Rodriguez does. Will be interesting to see how Ancelotti accomadates everyone. I can see Khedira, Isco and Di Maria heading for the exit and Alonso isn't getting any younger. I can understand the Kroos deal, but seems like they signed Rodriguez when there was no need to.
4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 changed on the fly. Look at the players he had on the pitch, both systems could be used and changed freely during matches, which happened almost every game. Khedira will go, probably Di Maria too. Isco has to stay, Madrid need subs for those attacking positions, especially if 1 of them gets injured.
1 decent showing at the WC and now he's at 70mil and going to Madrid? This will be a flop!
Agreed, couldn't have said it better myself. I'm still not understanding his price tag
Wow they got Kroos now James!
Ahhh, Real Madrid. Ruining the transfer market since...
It's funny. Clubs like City and PSG get blasted for incessant spending, but Real are forgiven because they have "history"... Anyways, this purchase doesn't make much sense unless either Isco and/or Di Maria are leaving. Why else would Madrid buy 2 number 10's this summer when they already have one in Isco?
2 #10s? I'm pretty sure Madrid will be using Kroos for other duties than attacking midfielder. No doubt behind the attacking 3 with Modric.
That's bull. Madrid, Barca, Utd, to name a few can buy who they want for however much they want because everything they spend they earn through the club. They aren't like PSG, Chelsea or City who have rich sugar daddies pumping their own money into the club to fund transfers. That's why they get hit with FFP rules.
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