Pep Guardiola wants a really powerful squad for his first year at Etihad Stadium. The Catalan coach has already signed Gundogan but the club is expected to sign much more players in the next few weeks. Winning the Premier League is the goal but also fight for the Champions League title, something they’ve failed to do in the last years.
One Manchester City reported target is Toni Kroos, now shining in the Euro 2016 with Germany. According to The Sunday Express, Manchester City wants the German midfielder and they are willing to pay up to 50M€. Real Madrid paid two years ago half of the price -25M€- to Bayern Munchen.
Toni Kroos wasn’t feeling really comfortable under Guardiola’s orders and he decided to move forward and sign with Real Madrid where he won another Champions League in Milano. Toni Kroos is been a key piece in Ancelotti, Benítez and Zidane’s squad since the German arrived to Bernabéu so it’s not expected that the club wants to sell him.
However, if Paul Pogba finally arrives to Bernabéu the club would have to sell some other players and Kroos could be one of them.
Last season he played 32 games in La Liga, all of them in the starting lineup scoring one goal. In his first season at La Liga he played 36 games. So he’s always been a very important player for every single coach and he looks quite happy in Madrid. It should be hard for Guardiola to join Gundogan and Kroos at Manchester next year.