Sami Khedira to sign for Real Madrid?
Marca have traditionally reported every single transfer that Real have made over the past few seasons a few hours earlier than the club itself have. Continuing the trend, they have now reported that Sami Khedira is set to sign for Real Madrid in the next few hours securing a €10 million deal from VfB Stuttgart.
The 23-year old midfielder had a magnificent World Cup campaign for Germany ever since replacing the German captain Michael Ballack in the center of midfield and capped the tournament by scoring the winner that secured the Germans the Bronze Medal in South Africa. Khedira formed an excellent partnership with Bastian Schweinsteiger in the centre of Germany’s midfield in South Africa, with his industrious displays drawing widespread praise.
Marca reported that the player was spotted at Valdebebas on Wednesday and that the move could see Khedira as Real’s third signing this summer following the acquisitions of Angel Di Maria and Sergio Canales.
As I said in my previous post, Khedira is out of contract at the end of the coming season and Stuttgart coach Christian Gross recently admitted the club will struggle to retain the midfielder.
Moving on Marca have also reported that, Pedro León will not be sent on loan back to Getafe after the player signs a six-year deal with Real on Friday. They revealed that the deal was done long ago but the personal terms were agreed only last night and that the player will undergo a medical next Friday to join Mourinho’s forces.
Meanwhile, according to AS, the agent of Khedira’s international colleague Schweinsteiger has instructed Bayern Munich to listen to any offers from Real for his client. Mourinho is considered to be a big fan of the winger-turned central midfielder and sees him as the ideal second choice to Steven Gerrard in midfield. With a move for Gerrard being rejected by Perez, an offer for Schweinsteiger seems likely. But that said, I wonder whether Real have so many gaps in the midfield for them to make so many enforcements.
Finally, a rough sketch of the pre-season schedule for Real can be seen here. We have some interesting games coming up that includes facing Bayern Munich and the return of Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos with Corinthians to play the Santiago Bernabeu trophy.
Para Siempre Blanco!