In the press conference before the Champions League match against Arsenal, Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos said the following: “I am somebody who can imagine a lot of things. It is clear that you have to think about it some day. Sometimes it is time to weigh up the things.”
This cryptic statement left a lot of room for interpretation, so Kroos became a little bit clearer when he said that “it is not a secret that the Premier League is an interesting league.”
Well, nobody would argue with that either, but was there really a hint of whether he could leave Bayern in the summer or not?
It became really interesting when he described his current situation in Munich.
“Everybody knows that we haven’t come to a conclusion yet. That won’t change until summer," he said.
So Kroos obviously doubts that he and his current club will agree on an extension of his contract in the next three months.
There looks as if there was still a big gap between Kroos’ and Bayern’s idea as to how such a new contract would look. Manchester United could therefor take advantage of this situation and could convince Kroos with a very lucrative contract, together with a perspective that the club is interested in creating a competitive team for the next season.
United’s megadeal with Nike could definitely be another good argument for Kroos regarding the economic and sporting perspectives of the club.
Last weekend Kroos did not give his club a lot of new arguments as to why they should fulfill his salary ideas. Bayern played a lot more dynamic when Thiago was on the pitch instead of Kroos.
That is generally one point that constantly comes up when the football fans from Bayern discuss Kroos’ performances. He is a really skillful and technical player but he is not the fastest. Sometimes it just takes him too long to pass the ball and that is a big disadvantage in modern football. Of course one cannot argue about his shooting technique, which is definitely one of the best in the Bundesliga.
It will be interesting to see how this saga ends. Bayern are not really interested in selling him, but they definitely don’t like it when somebody puts pressure on them.
On the other hand it would be the perfect moment for Kroos to sign a big contract in the Premier League as he is now 24 and the next two contracts will have to be the big ones in his career.
His brother already revealed that United has always been the team of his dreams, and maybe it will also become the team of Toni Kroos’ dreams, especially in terms of that hoped-for big contract.
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