Toni Kroos appears to have a confirmed offer from Manchester United, indicates his brother – who wishes it was he who was wanted by the Red Devils.
Felix Kroos has hinted on on Sky Germany that his brother, Bayern Munich midfielder Toni, could be interested in a summer move to Manchester United.
The Germany international, who scored a stunning opening goal in his club’s Champions League victory over Arsenal, was strongly linked with a January move to Old Trafford, given the 24-year-old’s contract with his Bavarian employers is set to expire in 2015.
With talks over a new deal at the Allianz Arena continuing to stall, his brother, Felix Kroos is a professional football player himself and plays for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, where he has scored one goal in 16 season appearances so far. He seems to be willing to go to Manchester and also wouldn’t cost as much as his one-year-older brother from Bayern Munich. Unfortunately he also doesn’t seem to be quite as talented.
Felix told Sky Germany: “We have already talked about [Toni potentially moving to Manchester United].
“Manchester has been the team of my dreams since I was a child. However, I don’t give him any advice.
“He will take a good decision for himself. There are worse situations than having to decide something like that.”
Recent media reports have claimed that Moyes is set to be handed a £100 million-plus (€120m) transfer kitty in the summer as he looks to rebuild his squad following what has thus far proved a disappointing 2013-14 campaign for the English champions.
Bayern Munich are facing the loyalty problem not just from Toni Kroos, but from Mario Mandzukic as well. Recently, both Mandzukic and Kroos were given the opportunity after resting a couple of games to show that their attitude had changed and both have been playing much better since then. It seems that Guardiola uses these kind of measures to make sure that every player stays focused during the decisive phase of the season.
Kroos has proven Bayern and Guardiola that he can be a very important player for them and Bayern got their point across that everybody in the team is replaceable.
Toni Kroos might just stay at Bayern after all. The bosses there first disliked it when he asked for a pay rise of more than 40% and at the same time didn’t up his game. This peaked after he was substituted in the match against Stuttgart four weeks ago, when he angrily threw his gloves on the ground.
Guardiola didn’t accept that lack of discipline and let him out the pitch for the next couple of games. A measure he had already taken just two weeks before that incident with Mandzukic after stating that he wasn’t working hard enough in the training. Immediately after banning him from the squad, rumours began that Juventus were interested in signing Mandzukic.
Amidst all the growing speculation, it seems that coming months are going to be vital to decide the future of Kroos as his performances will play a key role in Bayern Munich’s decision making over his future.