Last season Sami Khedira only managed to make 13 league appearances for Real Madrid and now with the arrival of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos to the club, it doesn’t look like the German midfielder will be playing an influential role for Real Madrid anytime soon. This sparked a series of rumors which were stating that Khedira was going to be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu during this summer transfer window but Carlo Ancelotti stepped up and shut down those claims.
Carlo Ancelotti told the press: “Khedira is happy here and he is staying. The matter is resolved and he stays at Real Madrid.”
Arsene Wenger was interested in signing the experienced midfielder and it was believed at one point in time that Arsenal was preparing an offer of around €16 million in order to sign Khedira but Ancelotti denied that the player has any interest in leaving.
If indeed Khedira does remain in Spain performing with Real Madrid, his chances of performing in the starting lineup of Carlo Ancelotti are extremely limited and not likely. The first match of the season for the team of Ancelotti saw Real Madrid defeating the recently promoted club Cordoba with a 2-0 victory and Khedira played for 14 minutes.
The opening match of the season witnessed Ancelotti utilizing a 4-2-3-1 formation with Kroos and Modric performing the role as defensive midfielders of the squad and this is the usual position of Khedira but he will not be a starter of the club unless either Kroos or Modric get injured or are unavailable to play.
Will Sami Khedira be truly satisfied playing nothing more than a substitute role in Real Madrid for another season? At his 27 years of age, he can still play at the highest level for an entire match and turn into a reliable figures for top clubs around the world but the German midfielder decides to remain in a club where he is barely able to play for more than a few minutes in a few matches.