Manchester United have held talks about the possibility of signing Toni Kroos during this transfer window.
That’s according to Spanish media outlet AS, translated by the Manchester Evening News. Apparently, Jose Mourinho and Edward Woodward have held discussions about the potential transfer, although there may be some discussions into tempting Real Madrid into selling the German.
Understandably, Los Blancos are keen to keep ahold of the 28-year-old midfielder, and the ball is firmly in Madrid’s court – with Kroos under contract for the next four years. He has an extremely high €500million release clause in his contract.
I think everybody would love Kroos at Old Trafford. He’s a truly world-class midfielder, capable of single-handedly carrying his team through tough games; just look at what he did to Sweden for Germany at the World Cup. His goal was truly breathtaking.
Unfortunately, though, I don’t think this deal will amount to anything, and I cannot see it becoming more than just a dream. Why would he want to leave the back-to-back-to-back Champions League winners, to move to a side that hasn’t won a domestic league title for five years? Unless there’s a huge financial incentive in it for him, I just don’t see it happening.