Florentino confesses: “We offered Kroos a renewal, but it’s clear he wants to retire”

The president of Real Madrid Florentino Perez confirmed the last desperate attempt. How the owner of the Madrid club tried to convince Toni Kroos to postpone his farewell from Spain and football (after the European Championships) and instead sign a contract renewal.

The player’s will was clear. The German midfielder, however, did not want to know, firm in his position of wanting to leave Madrid, denying any other possible landing elsewhere. “We offered him a renewal, but it’s clear that he wants to retire as much as he can,” said the Real owner at the end of last night’s Champions League final win against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

“You know how Germans are, it’s a lot difficult to change his mind. He did what he wanted to do – Florentino’s words collected by Sky Sports UK. He leaves as a legendary player and we will always remember him as one of the greatest midfielders in the world.” Toni Kroos does not go back in his footsteps: after Europeans back home in Germany, it will be time to hang up your boots and rest.