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Would Brazilian's comments encourage Kroos to quit Bayern and join Manchester United?

Toni Kroos & Julian Baumgartlinger

Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo has been talking on leaving Bayern Munich, showing Toni Kroos there is nothing to fear.

Toni Kroos' future at Bayern Munich remains in doubt, with the midfielder failing to commit to a new contract.

He has just 12 months remaining on his deal, and Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea are all said to be interested.

Moving on from a club like Bayern, where he has won five major trophies in two seasons is not a simple step however, and wherever of the interested clubs he signs, his chances of winning silverware will slightly decrease.

He may be encouraged by comments from one star who did fly the Bayern nest last season, Luiz Gustavo.

Gustavo saw the writing on the wall at Bayern once Pep Guardiola arrived and signed Thiago Alcantara, and requested a move, signing with Wolfsburg for £17 million.

Speaking in Brazil, where he is representing his country at the World Cup, he says he is glad he did so:

"Leaving the club, was not an easy moment, but it was the beginning of a learning curve, I've emerged stronger from it," he is reported as saying by German outlet Sport1.

Gustavo has been able to prove his qualities and shine at Wolfsburg, where he would not necessarily have got the same opportunities as he would have at Bayern.

Kroos' situation is different, he is already a regular at Bayern, but there is no escaping the fact that deciding to stay is the 'easy' and comfortable choice, whereas moving on could result in glory, or major disappointment.

The quotes from the Brazilian illustrate that the challenge, is part of the attraction. He feels he has made himself a better player by taking himself out of his comfort zone, and if Toni Kroos really wants to do this, he can progress as a footballer.

He is not expected to leave this summer with Bayern unwilling to sell, but with his contract running down he can choose his own destiny for the 2015/16 season and onwards.

Listening to Gustavo's comments may inspire him to test himself - and make the switch to either Manchester United or Chelsea next summer, or one of La Liga's giants.

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