After reports emerged from Germany regarding Manchester United’s keen interest in Bayern Munich’s Tony Kroos, Pep Guardiola has indicated that the midfielder might be on his way out before the end of the transfer window.
According to the reports, negotiations regarding a contract extension between Tony Kroos and Bayern Munich came to a standstill after the club refused to meet his wage demands. As reported, David Moyes was present with his aides to watch Bayern Munich’s match against Borussia Moenchengladbach and also met with Tony Kroos’ advisers. Manchester United are keeping a keen eye on the young midfielder with Moyes asserting in clear terms that he is intending to bring more players in his bid to restore Manchester United to its lost pedestal.
Talking about Kroos’ situation, Guardiola insisted on the player’s importance but admitted that nothing is certain in the game.
“He is an important player but things can move fast in football. Here today, gone tomorrow.”
Kroos stormed off the pitch after being substituted in the 60th minute at Bayern’s last game against Stuggart. It is no secret that he is unhappy with the club and his current contract after Bayern Munich chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, admitted that the negotiations between the player and the club have come to a halt as it is ‘always about money in these negotiations.’
With the transfer window fast approaching its deadline, it will be interesting to see if Manchester United are able to rope in Tony Kroos with a tempting contract. If the transfer offer to Bayern Munich is one that meets their demand, then the German club will be forced to part with its midfielder whose contract runs out in 2005.
Meanwhile, reports suggest that Fulham have managed to sign William Kvist from Stuggart on loan for the remaining season.
The Danish midfielder had been playing with Stuggart since 2011 and has now signed up for Fulham on loan. Having arrived in England, he expressed his desire to play under Rene Meulensteen at Craven Cottage.
“I’m very pleased to have got the deal done and I’m looking forward to contributing to this fantastic Club.”
William Kvist might make his move to Fulham permanent depending upon his performance in the coming months. His old team-mate at Copenhagen, Brede Hangeland, who now captains Fulham, is believed to have played an important role in convincing Kvist to take a shot at English Football.
“Of course I’ve heard a lot of good things from Brede and it’s been a target of mine to come here so I’m delighted to be here really. The Premier League is the biggest league in the world. I’ve played in the Bundesliga which is also a really nice league, but this is the biggest challenge you could get as a footballer – this is the motherland of football.”
Already involved in the training session, the midfielder is now focusing on earning a spot in the starting eleven.
“Of course I would like to be involved against Southampton but the head coach will see if I’m fit and able to play.I think I am, although I haven’t played for Stuttgart this year, but I’m feeling fit and motivated.”
With Fulham sitting on the 19th spot and fighting relegation, Kvist will be an important addition at the club and will be hoping to help the side find a way to crawl out of the relegation battle.