As two of his former clubs prepare to face one another in the Champions League on Wednesday, we take a look at the Spain legend's highlights during his time with Real Madrid.
Monday, February 24, 2014
The U.S. national team defender-midfielder is set to leave Hoffenheim on a free transfer and will be under contract with his new club until 2018.
The European champions' honorary president says that "nobody's indispensable," advising Kroos to not "overplay his hand."
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Jurgen Klopp's men go into the first leg of their last 16 tie on the back of a 3-0 humbling at Hamburg, but they face a side which has not played a competitive game since December.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
The Germany international, who spent three months out of action with an ankle injury, managed to come through 70 minutes unscathed in Sunday's 4-0 rout of Hannover
The Bavarian club's sporting director revealed the European champions are interested in the 20-year-old Germany international.
The Spaniard was pleased with the way in which the Bavarians recovered from a poor start to record an ultimately comfortable win that moved them 19 points clear.
The Bavarians opened up a 19-point lead in the Bundesliga with a comfortable win at the HDI Arena.
Thomas Muller scored twice, with Thiago and Mario Manzukic also finding the back of the net for the visitors.
The holding midfielder faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a knock in the heavy defeat against Hamburg.
The Bayern Munich forward thinks his countryman may struggle to mentally recover from the Gunners' busy fixture schedule ahead of this summer's World Cup.
The defending champions find themselves with a tough opponent following the draw for Euro 2016 qualifying.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
A rejuvenated HSV tore apart Klopp's listless side as goals from Jiracek, Lasogga and Calhanoglu gave new boss Slomka the perfect start at the Imtech Arena
Jurgen Klopp's men were left stunned on Saturday afternoon after falling to a shock defeat to the division's second-bottom side
Friday, February 21, 2014
The two young prospects have been strongly linked with the Gelsenkirchen exit door but the man who helped nurture their talents says they retain a strong affection for the club.
The Spaniard insists that the Bavarians will improve further and says that the recent rest will help players mentally ahead of upcoming fixtures.
The 62-year-old FCB supremo has hailed the shot stopper's outstanding form in 2013-14 and is impressed with his abilities on the ball.
Last year's Champions League finalist could make a move for the Italy international as the club is looking for attacking reinforcements.
The Dutchman, whose current deal expires next year, is expected to commit himself to the European champion in the coming days.