Felix Kroos, the brother of Bayern Munich’s midfielder Toni Kroos, indirectly revealed on Sky Germany that his brother has an offer from Manchester United.
Also reported by Abendzeitung-Muenchen, he stated: "We have already talked about it. Manchester has been the team of my dreams since I was a child. However, I don’t give him any advice. He will take a good decision for himself. There are worse situations than having to decide something like that."
Felix Kroos is a professional football player himself and plays for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, where he has scored one goal in 16 season appearances so far. He seems to be willing to go to Manchester and also wouldn’t cost as much as his one-year-older brother from Bayern Munich. Unfortunately he also doesn’t seem to be quite as talented.
Toni Kroos might just stay at Bayern after all. The bosses there first disliked it when he asked for a pay rise of more than 40% and at the same time didn’t up his game. This peaked after he was substituted in the match against Stuttgart four weeks ago, when he angrily threw his gloves on the ground.
Guardiola didn’t accept that lack of discipline and let him out the pitch for the next couple of games. A measure he had already taken just two weeks before that incident with Mandzukic after stating that he wasn’t working hard enough in the training. Immediately after banning him from the squad, rumours began that Juventus were interested in signing Mandzukic.
Both Mandzukic and Kroos were given the opportunity after resting a couple of games to show that their attitude had changed and both have been playing much better since then. It seems that Guardiola uses these kind of measures to make sure that every player stays focused during the decisive phase of the season.
Kroos has proven Bayern and Guardiola that he can be a very important player for them and Bayern got their point across that everybody in the team is replaceable.
At the end of the day there is no interest great desire to get rid of him and he would really like to stay with Bayern as long as they pay him a little more, which is why the most likeable scenario is that he will extend his contract with a decent pay rise.
Maybe this story will just end with the unfulfilled dreams of both Manchester United and Felix Kroos.