“It’s difficult to keep someone if they don’t want to be there” – Real Madrid star reveals

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Real Madrid star Toni Kroos insists it’s difficult to keep a player who is keen on leaving a club.

Kroos made the comment while giving his verdict on the Robert Lewandowski saga, stating that it would be difficult for Bayern Munich to keep the striker against his wishes.

34 year old Lewandowski has just one year left on his Bayern Munich contract and is keen on leaving the German club for rivals Barcelona.

Kroos, who left Bayern Munich to join Real Madrid in 2014, thinks it is going to be difficult to force Lewandowski to honor his contract at Bayern.

Speaking on the Einfach mal Luppen podcast, Kroos said: “Lewandowski? It’s difficult to keep someone if they don’t want to be there (Bayern).”

While Lewandowski is keen on joining Barcelona this summer, his former agent Cezary Kucharski has revealed that Real Madrid was originally Lewandowski’s dream club.

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In an interview with Goal and SPOX, Kucharski said: “When we brought Robert to Germany, the plan was actually: Dortmund, Bavaria, Spain, USA. And it’s no secret that Real Madrid used to be his big dream.”

Meanwhile, former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has hailed Real Madrid as the best football club in the world.

Higuain may have left abruptly, and may have felt undervalued by the club at the time, but he insists there’s no other club bigger than Real Madrid.

Higuain said in an interview with Argentinian outlet TyC Sports: “Real Madrid is the best team in history.

“They have 14 Champions League titles, it is the pinnacle for any player.

“Arriving at the age of 19, and playing until I was 26, was touching the sky with both my hands. There is nothing bigger than Madrid.”

On competing with Cristiano and what makes Madrid great, he continued: “The first year that Cristiano arrived, I scored 27 goals and he scored 26.

“I went on vacation and saw that they [Madrid] signed Benzema and Kaká. I called the club and told them that if I were to come back, what do I have to do?

“But that is Madrid, they constantly bring the best players and you have to always be competing”