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Sami Khedira confirms Real Madrid departure

The German midfielder announced that he's leaving Real Madrid.

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This shouldn't be shocking anyone, but Sami Khedira announced via Instagram that he's going to leave Real Madrid. The midfielder spent four seasons in the Spanish capital after signing for Real Madrid in the summer of 2010.

He is now a free agent and the latest rumors say he will join Juventus to replace Paul Pogba. Khedira was also interviewed this morning on Marca, explaining how he was frozen out and why he didn't play much during the year. While Khedira has been an excellent player for Real Madrid, his commitment throughout the season once he knew he was not going to get a contract extension left much to be desired.

He would have been an important player in this roster but he let his teammates and coaching staff down when Real were desperate for midfielders.

He has won a Liga title, two Copas del Rey, a Champions League, one Spanish Supercup, one European Supercup and the FIFA Club World Cup during these four years.

This is what he said:

Valdedebas for the last time. I am moving on but I will surely miss my club Real, all of its staff and my unbelievable teammates! Guys, it was one heck of a ride!!! #thankyou #halamadrid

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