German midfielder Sami Khedira has confirmed his intention to leave Real Madrid following this season when his contract expires, according to The Guardian.
Khedira's contract expires on June 30.
The 27-year-old German midfielder noted that he holds no animosity toward Real Madrid.
“It’s not a decision against Real Madrid. I want to start a new stage in my career and continue to grow,” he told Kicker magazine. “There’s no agreement with anyone nor do I have a preference to go anywhere at the moment. I’ve had a magnificent time in a magnificent team. I’ll do everything I can to keep helping the team in the coming weeks.”
Several Premier League clubs are rumored to be interested in his services, including Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Hampered by injuries this season, Khedira has only made 17 appearances for Real Madrid. Khedira helped Germany win the World Cup last summer.
- Jack Jorgensen