Manchester United displayed a real signal of intent by acquiring the services of Juan Mata for a club record fee recently. After the capture of the Spanish midfielder, manager David Moyes said that the Red Devils’ faithful can expect further arrivals of similar stature to that of Mata in the future as well.
Moyes, who has been spotted at various stadiums in the last couple of weeks, was recently seen attending the clash between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich at the Borussia-Park. The Scotsman was then seen to be in deep discussion with Sascha Breese, Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos’ agent, which led to increased speculation afterwards that the 24-year old is one of the ‘big-name’ signings Moyes is looking attract to Old Trafford.
With Kroos entering the final 18 months of his contract at the Allianz Arena, there has been reports that United do stand a chance in securing the midfielder’s services if the German international is not able to agree on an extension with Bayern.
Now United’s hopes of signing Kroos has been given a big boost after the player himself admitted that although he would prefer to stay at his boyhood club, he is keeping an open mind over a possible transfer elsewhere.
Kross was speaking to Kicker.de and said, “I am unable to rule anything out. I am under contract with Bayern Munich (until June 2015). Actually there are yet no further talks (regarding a new contract) scheduled. I will therefore fully focus on the second half of the season.
“There are worse situations in life. I play for a top club, and under a top coach. I am pleased, and sometime in the future a decision will be made.”
A transfer to United this month does not seem likely but if Kroos’ contract situation with Bayern does not get resolved till the end of the season then there is every possibility that the 24-year old could be heading to Manchester in the summer.
Kroos started his career at Bayern and has amassed over a 150 appearances for the club. The midfielder played a big role in the club’s magnificent treble winning season last year and has once again been an integral part of the side under Pep Guardiola which has enjoyed a fine campaign so far.
Written by: Sarad Shrestha