The United boss was in Germany to check out a number of targets on display in Bayern v Borussia Monchengladbach game
David Moyes already looks about to break the Manchester United transfer record, with Juan Mata expected to sign a contract and complete a £37 million move over the weekend, but ominously for the rest of the league, he doesn't look like stopping there.
On Friday night he was in attendance at Borussia-Park to see 3rd placed Monchengladbach take on runaway leaders Bayern Munich, and there were plenty of Germany's most sought after players on display as Bayern ran out 2-0 winners.
Mario Mandzukic and Patrick Herrmann were rumoured to be his scouting targets as news of his visit became public. But one name may catch the eye of European football and Manchester United fans, and it has come out of nowhere.
Moyes was pictured sitting next to Toni Kroos' agent for the entire match (see below), seemingly a guest of Sascha Breese, a man looking after a player who has scored 5 goals in 41 games for the German national team.
Kroos came through the youth team at Bayern, going on to make over 180 apprearances in the six years since he made his debut, despite at times being in and out of the first team.
There is no doubting his ability though, being a mainstay of the German side and already playing 27 times for Bayern under Pep Guardiola this year.
As a player at home in central and attacking midfield, he could be seen as someone to finally fill the void left by Paul Scholes, being a technical and creative player outstanding at retaining possession. He has only found the net just once this year, with his goalscoring the one area he could perhaps still improve in.
It would be somewhat of a surprise if Guardiola was ready to part with the German, but given that the former Barcelona boss signed Thiago Alcantara for big money in the summer, it is possible that he could be forfeited to allow for Robert Lewandowski to come in as a classic striker next season.
Kroos' contract is up at the end of the season, and Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently admitted: "It is always about money in every agreement, and talks have so far failed to lead to a new contract for Toni. We are interested in prolonging his stay with us."
If Moyes somehow manages to sign Kroos, surely for upwards of £20 million, he will have one of the most complete midfielders in the game, something his side has been crying out for.
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