Manchester United have received a big boost in their attempts to sign the Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos as the German himself has claimed that a Premier League move is a “possibility” for him.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga champions and United would seem to be his main suitors.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Bayern’s Champions League last 16 second leg against Arsenal, Kroos said: ‘It is no secret that the Premier League is a possibility for me’.
‘I’ve heard that people have written that I might go to England. But there’s nothing new from my point of view.
‘No decision has been made. The situation is that I don’t have any agreement right at the moment [at Bayern]. On the other side there is no agreement in place anywhere,’ he said.
The Red Devils are said to be monitoring developments closely after the German international hit a snag over contract talks with the European Champions. The 24-year-old is reportedly unhappy over his lack of parity with the likes of Mario Gotze and Thiago Alcantara despite playing more minutes than any other midfielder at the club this term.
Kroos‘ brother Felix recently revealed that his sibling was contemplating a switch, and the player himself did little to play down the speculation when asked about his future. The Bayern star said: “No decision has been made. It is no secret that the Premier League is a possibility for me.
“We’ve won the last 15 or 16 games. Every player wants to win. We’re not careless or arrogant. We’re dominant.”
A recent report claimed that United were ready to double his current salary as manager David Moyes plans his summer rebuilding process.
However, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola was quick to deny any transfer possibility. He said: ‘I have told him (Kroos) I can make him an even better player. I hope I will have him many seasons.’
Rumours regarding his future have not affected Kroos’s performance it seems as he continues to play an important role at the Allianz Arena after helping Bayern to a quintet of trophies throughout 2013. He has made 29 appearances in the Bundesliga and Champions League this season, scoring two goals and contributing six assists in the process.
The versatile player—who naturally bursts forward if deployed in central midfield—possesses an all-round game that could make a real difference at Old Trafford. Kroos’ recent goal against Arsenal summed him up as a player. His precise curled effort hit the top corner after the 24-year-old found a smidgen of room on the edge of the box, providing Bayern with a vital away goal.
It’s possible that the German star is just posturing for a new contract at Bayern, but rumours continue to surround his future in Germany and with Kroos yet to sign a new deal.
United’s likely lack of involvement in next season’s Champions League could prove to be a stumbling block.
Kroos’ current deal at the Allianz Arena expires in June 2015.