Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has advised Manchester United transfer target Toni Kroos against maintaining his high wage demands.
The 24-year-old is widely considered among the most talented and complete young midfielder in Europe at the moment, but his future at Bayern Munich has come under a lot of speculations recently. Kroos, who graduated from Bayern’s youth academy, was promoted to the first team back in the 2007-08 season, but he really established his place in the starting line-up back in the 2009-10 season and he hasn’t looked back since.
But since the arrival of Pep Guardiola at the German club, his future at Allianz Arena has been questioned a lot. Kroos’ current contract with Bayern Munich expires in 2015, and talks of a new contract have been reported as well. It is believed that Kroos is demanding a huge pay-rise and Bayern are yet to meet his demands.
Meanwhile, reports in English media have suggested that Manchester United are keen on signing the midfielder in the summer and are willing triple his current wage. David Moyes is expected to spend heavily in the summer as they look to rebuild their squad after enduring a fairly disappointing season so far. They have already made the huge signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea and have tied down Wayne Rooney to a massive new contract, United are expected to build a team around these two key players. David Moyes has reportedly earmarked Toni Kroos as his number one target in the summer as he looks to solve their issues in the midfield and are willing to offer him £250,000-a-week contract to lure him away from Bayern Munich.
Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer has indicated that the Bavarian club will do their best to retain Toni Kroos and have rubbished speculations regarding his future.
“Toni has a contract until the summer of 2015 and he will not be going anywhere before then.
“We are determined to make sure he will stay at Bayern beyond the expiry date of his current deal. We really value Toni and have shown so more than once.” – Sammer said in an interview.
Bayern president Franz Beckenbauer has however warned Kroos from holding the German club to ransom in negotiation of his new contract and has stated that no player is ‘indispensable’.
“You have to make a decision as a club when someone’s demands are going through the roof. There is not a single player who’s worth changing your entire wage structure for.
“Nobody is indispensable. If the player wants to stay at Bayern, I can only advise him not to overplay his hand.” – The Bayern president exclaimed.