Just hours after it was reported that Manchester United are willing to offer Tony Kroos a £260,000 a week worth contract to lure him away from Bayern Munich, the midfielder’s agent has come out and declared that the German will continue to play for the Bavarian giants.
David Moyes has marked out Tony Kroos as a summer target and is reportedly keen to build the future squad at Old Trafford around his imposing presence in the midfield. The German himself had earlier been reported to been keen to join the English Champions and had sounded out his close friends that he was interested in David Moyes’ project at Manchester United.
In another drastic turn of events, the player’s agent has come out and categorically said that Tony Kroos will continue to play for Bayern Munich till the end of 2015. While contract negotiations remain stalled, Kroos’ agent, Volker Struth has denied that there have been any offers from Manchester United and that they player will continue at Munich till the end of his contract.
“There is no official contract offer.”
“Moreover, there is no need to make an official offer, because Toni Kroos will play at FC Bayern at least until 2015.”
This will come as a huge blow to David Moyes who was willing to offer Tony Kroos a highly lucrative contract and a prominent position in the squad come summer. Manchester United’s weakness in the midfield was highlighted in their Champions League encounter against Bayern Munich where the likes of Fletcher, Carrick, Fellaini and Giggs failed completely to offer any resistance. In stark contrast, Tony Kross and co put up a splendid performance in the middle to ensure they beat the English Champions 3-1 at Allianz Arena to set up a date with Real Madrid in the semi-finals.
However David Moyes will not be expected to give up the chase for the young midfielder who has failed to make up his mind regarding his future at Bayern Munich. On one hand reports emerge saying that he has claimed his future at Munich, saying categorically that he belongs to Bayern Munich while on other occasions, reports suggest that he is looking forward to being a part of United’s team in the summer.
The most important aspect of this transfer saga is the fact that the only reason why Kroos has not signed an extension is because of his wage demands. The midfielder has no problems with the club or the manager and is only angling for a better contract that will put him at par with the likes of Franck Ribery and Philipp Lahm. Hence all the drama surrounding Tony Kroos could well be a part of a strategic move to force Bayern Munich to offer him a lucrative contract. Though the Bavarian Giants have maintained that they will not allow to be held hostage by a player’s demand, it is highly unlikely that Pep Guardiola will allow someone of Kroos’ potential to leave the club over a dispute regarding his contract.