Christoph Kramer's agent has ruled out a January move to Real Madrid for the player.
The agent of Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid target Christoph Kramer has given a clearer picture over the future of the Bayer Leverkusen star, currently on loan at Monchengladbach.
Reports had suggested that Real Madrid had been already been in touch with Rene von Bruch, Kramer’s agent, but quotes carried by Spanish newspaper AS suggest that not to be the case.
“Christoph is only concentrating on Gladbach and when he finishes with them at the end of the season he has a contract with Leverkusen,” he said.
When asked about the interest from Real, von Bruch simply said; “It is not an issue.”
The news should offer Spurs some hope of doing a deal because it’s doubtful whether they would have been able to compete against Los Blancos in the middle of the season for the £12 million rated German World Cup winner.
Next summer provides Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino with the chance to free up some room in midfield and also for Real Madrid to potentially adjust to a team and system without Sami Khedira, with Carlo Ancelotti suggesting he could be moved on this winter.
Ultimately, Kramer is a player in a position where Spurs don’t have a direct need for another body; holding midfield in front of the back four.
Any delay in an official approach from Real Madrid benefits them because they are likely to be in a better position at the end of the season should Pochettino decide he wants to go after him.
The same report which carries his agent’s quotes suggests that loan side Borussia Monchengladbach are also interested in retaining him, but they arguably present less competition than Real Madrid.