Could Bayern replace Manchester United bound star with City sulker

Yaya Toure

Would Manchester City star Yaya Toure be the perfect replacement for Toni Kroos at Bayern Munich?

Late last night it began to be heavily reported that Manchester United have finalised a deal to bring Toni Kroos to the club from Bayern Munich.

The reports suggest that the midfielder already agreed a £20 million deal with United while David Moyes was in charge at Old Trafford and that impending new manager Louis van Gaal agreed the move was a good one for the club. After all, Kroos made his first big steps into the Bayern first-team under LVG in Munich.

So while one big name is coming in to work with a former manager in Manchester, could one go the other way as his replacement?

This week has seen Yaya Toure dominating the sports headlines. It has been revealed that the Ivorian could leave the club this summer as he reportedly feels disrespected by the club - after he was ignored on his birthday.

City are not said to be entertaining the idea of selling the player. But at 31-years-old and with FFP on the mind a big sale might just be on the cards - and Bayern Munich might be the perfect destination.

Toure worked with their current boss Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, lifting many trophies at the club during his time there.

And with Kroos seemingly on his way out of the club Guardiola would certainly not baulk at the chance of bringing in a player, who some might argue was the best in the Premier League last season, to strenghten his midfield area.

Bayern certainly have the money for him - but would Toure go there?

The fact is, Toure and Pep never really did see eye-to-eye. Toure was rarely played in his favoured positions on the pitch, even playing centre back more than he did in the attacking third.

There war of words has even continued after their working relationship came to an end, so it is hard to see Toure making the switch to work with a manager that clearly, he does not get on with.

Where next for Toure? The likelihood is a City stay. Not many teams in the world are in need of a very expensive 31-year-old and his previous relationship with Guardiola suggests Bayern are not on the cards.

He looks set to sulk his way to nothing.

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