Bayern’s Kroos could be edging nearer to a switch to United.
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has admitted that a move to the Premier League would be appealing, leading to speculation that Manchester United are going to secure the German’s transfer.
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The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the finest talents in the Bundesliga currently, but has failed to agree a new deal with the reigning champions – with Kroos’ current contract expiring in the summer of 2015.
It means that Bayern could be open to selling the Germany international at the end of this current season, to avoid losing the midfield ace for free 12 months later.
United have been linked with Kroos for some time and these latest comments from the German will only give them confidence in their pursuit to sign him.
“It is no secret that the Premier League is a possibility for me,” the Bayern star was quoted by the Telegraph.
“I am a person where a lot is possible for me. No decision has been made about this yet. No one has come to any agreement about this and that will stay like this until the summer.
“I will consider everything – if I should leave.”
Considering everything also includes joining a team not in the Champions League, which is very likely for the Red Devils after a poor campaign in the Premier League.
David Moyes’ men currently reside in sixth position and are nine points off the top four places and therefore the qualification spots for the tournament; with fourth-placed Manchester City also having two games in hand.
Their lack of top European football next season could prove to be a stumbling block in signing world-class talent – but that is not the case with Kroos.
The midfielder joined Bayern’s youth academy in 2006, before progressing to the first team 12 months later and then enjoying a successful loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen in 2009 and 2010.
Kroos has now played 191 matches for the German champions in all competitions, scoring 22 goals and providing 49 assists, and is a key member of their starting XI.
This term he had made 37 appearances as Bayern look on course to win a successive Bundesliga title, providing nine assists and scoring two goals – including a great strike against Arsenal in their Champions League last-16 first-leg.
Kroos would bring the creativity to the United midfield that has been so desperately lacking this season, with the ability to play as a central midfielder, in the No.10 role, or even on the left wing.
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