The latest reports in the British press suggest that Manchester United are looking at a move for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos when the transfer window reopens this summer.
The suggestions have even gone as far to say that Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho has identified Kroos as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, who’s future at Old Trafford is now majorly in doubt.
The French superstar has had a recent fallout with Mourinho and that has caused the ex-Real Madrid boss to leave him out of the last few starting 11’s. It has perhaps caused a rift in the dressing room and the fans can’t be too happy, as Pogba came in as an £89m signing from Juventus a few years ago.
Kroos A Key Target
Due to Mourinho being disappointed with Pogba’s attitude, he will be looking to bring in a player that he feels like he can trust to dominate the midfield area, both in Premier League and European action. This has led to the speculation that the side from the red half of Manchester could make a bid for Toni Kroos.
Though he has suffered a couple of injuries this season, Kroos is undoubtedly one of the best central midfielders in world football and if he was to leave the Santiago Bernabeu it would be a disappointment for many Los Blancos fans.
The German international has made 28 appearances in the white of Real Madrid this season, scoring four goals and creating another six goals for others. The report from The Mirror says that in order to lure Kroos away from Madrid, Man United would have to pay in the region of £100m.
The potential sale of Pogba may raise the funds for this, but the key thing is a big club would have to be interested in signing the Frenchman first, who would cost a massive fee himself.