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Toni Kroos vs Real Madrid’s €200million target – Stats show Los Blancos should go for the Man City star

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Toni Kroos vs Kevin De Bruyne – A Statistical Comparison Of The Real Madrid Star and €200million Manchester City Ace

If it is one thing Manchester City have been famous for this season (besides their blistering all-round performances), it is their steely attack and Kevin De Bruyne has had a major role to play in that. The 26-year-old has been in sensational form this season and he appears to be going from strength-to-strength under the watchful eyes of Pep Guardiola. In fact, he also became the fastest midfielder in the Premier League to be involved in 50 goals. Be it scoring or creativity, De Bruyne has excelled in both departments.

Hence, it comes as no surprise that he has attracted attention from the reigning European champions Real Madrid. Los Blancos have had a rather forgettable season so far and are eagerly awaiting the summer transfer window to bring in some fresh recruits. De Bruyne is understood to be on of their targets, with a deal of €200million in the works.

Now, Real have quite a few quality midfielders in their ranks already. Toni Kroos is regarded as one of the best in the world but how does De Bruyne compare to Kroos? Let’s have a look at their stats.

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Toni Kroos vs Kevin De Bruyne

In 25 appearances across competitions for Real Madrid, Kroos has scored 4 goals and provided 5 assists, during the course of which he also picked up 2 yellow cards. He averages 1.6 shots per game and boasts of a pass success rate of 92.9%. Known to be quite weak in the air, Kroos only completes 0.4 of his aerial duels per game and is yet to win a Man of The Match award this season. In addition to that, the 28-year-old makes about 2.5 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per game.

De Bruyne, on the other hand, has scored 11 goals and provided 18 assists for Manchester City in 38 appearances across competitions this term. In fact, he has actually netted in every single competition that City are a part of and he has also received 4 yellow cards in the process. De Bruyne averages 2.5 shots per game and boasts of a modest pass success rate of 83.1%. He is weak in the air as well and wins merely 0.5 aerial encounters a game. He has already won the Man of the Match award 8 times so far. The 26-year-old also makes about 2.8 key passes and 1.6 dribbles per game.


As one can clearly see, De Bruyne’s numbers overshadow those of Kroos’ by a long mile. He is definitely more attack-oriented and mobile and that has clearly reflected in the numbers as well. The talented star has been a force to be reckoned with this season and he does not seem to show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. Hence, Real must most definitely make a move for him since he will be worth every penny. However, it remains to be seen if City let him leave.