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Kramer: "I will stay in Germany"

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German midfielder Cristoph Kramer was quoted by Sport Bild saying that he will stay in the Bundesliga and play for Bayer Leverkusen next season.

I have a contract with Bayer Leverkusen and next season I will play there, but not because I'm forced to but because I want to, I'm convinced by the way they play.

Kramer is indeed under contract with Leverkusen, as he's spending the 2014-2015 season in Borussia Mönchedgladbach on a loan deal. The 23-year-old has been strongly linked with a potential move to Real Madrid.

Playing abroad might be a possibility in the future, but for the moment I want to stay in the Bundesliga, as this league is the measure of all things.

Is Kramer seriously turning down a potential Real Madrid move? Or is this just another quote by a player who doesn't want to let his present club down? It should be remembered that Lucas Silva appears to be more excited with the chance of joining Los Blancos.

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