Real Madrid’s German midfielder Sami Khedira has been forced to train with the team’s reserve with the club dropping the biggest hint they are no longer in need of the services of the midfield enforcer.
Khedira has been a subject of transfer speculations with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all being linked to the player. His recent demotion could mean the player could make his move away from the club earlier than expected with a January move already suggested in some quarters.
Khedira joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2010 from Vfb Stuttgart for an undisclosed fee. He has gone on to establish himself as an important member of the Madrid’s team and was part of the team that won the 10th champions league title playing a key part after returning from injury in the latter stage of the competition.
The signing of compatriot Toni Kroos and the injury Khedira suffered at the beginning of the season means he has not seen much action this season. His contract is set to expire in the summer and the club have been reluctant in offering him a new deal.
Carlo Ancelotti seems to prefer the partnership of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in central midfield and even with the departure of Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich, Khedira has not been able to get into the Madrid’s line-up this season.
He was not even on the bench in their champions league match against Liverpool on Tuesday and his recent banishment to the reserve could be the last straw on the back of Khedira’s horse to make a move away from the club come January.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have shown their interest in the 27-year-old defensive midfielder and the prospect of playing in the Premier league could be a huge attraction for the player.
The player will have no problem joining his former manager Jose Mourinho at Chelsea as it was the Portuguese that brought him to Madrid and used him to greater effect during his three years spell at the Bernabeu.
Chelsea would really benefit from the addition of Khedira in the midfield as the German is one of the best in his position. A great tackler of the ball, he will add his power and steel to the central midfield for Chelsea.
His physicality and built is what Jose Mourinho likes in his central midfielders. Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic has struck a good partnership in the heart of Chelsea’s midfield but Khedira’s addition will allow Fabregas move to his preferred more attacking position further up the pitch.
Khedira with Matic will provide steel in midfield and the German is also an adept distributor of the ball.
Madrid will be willing to allow the player to leave in January in a cut-price fee as they risk losing him for free in the summer. Chelsea will do a great business if they can snap up the world cup winner from the claws of rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.
He will give Chelsea a different option and dimension in the midfield and will make the team more formidable in the central midfield area.