Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, who currently has one year left on his current contract, is reported to be in the midst of a £40million move to Old Trafford which, may see his wages rise to £200,000-per-week.
On the week that Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League to Bayern Munich, the German playmaker, who featured in the game, announced to team-mates his intentions to move to the Manchester club.
Kroos has appeared in 26 of Bayern’s games this season in the Bundesliga, scoring two goals during the process. However, the player has implied his frustrations at being second choice to Bastian Schweinsteiger, stating that a move to Old Trafford would allow him first-team football on a regular basis.
Talks were begun on Wednesday night between Bayern Munich representatives and Ed Woodward who remained in Germany to convince the transfer target to come to Old Trafford, according to sources at The Guardian.
Ultimately, this is a huge boost to Manchester United's season as they aim to regroup after a string of disappointing performances by the team.
New additions to the club may add the passion and life that David Moyes is searching for whilst, Kroos’s statement only highlights that big players still want to be part of the club, even without the prospect of Europe next season.
If £40 million is spent on the 24-year-old Toni Kroos, David Moyes will still have a further £160 million transfer budget this summer.
Other possible targets include Luke Shaw, Seamus Coleman and Marco Rues to name but a few. It appears, that with departures of first-team players imminent, the transfer window will be a busy time for Manchester United and their staff.
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