Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has been identified by Manchester United as a potentially key acquisition for the summer transfer window, but Owen Hargreaves, who played for both clubs, claims the Germany international would be more suited to Arsenal.
Kroos has been linked with a move to Manchester United for a number of months as he stalls on signing a new contract with Bayern Munich. And, although the prospects of a transfer to Old Trafford remain relatively remote, the club have not yet abandoned their pursuit of Kroos.
Manchester United are reportedly prepared to pay £40 million to sign Kroos - a sizeable fee for a player with a year remaining on his deal - although it would still appear more likely the 24-year-old midfielder will remain at the Allianz Arena.
Hargreaves, meanwhile, is not entirely convinced that Kroos would suit the Manchester United style of play, with the German not known to be a particularly adept at defensive tracking. The former England international also doubts that Kroos is entirely cut out for the Premier League, although he does feel the player would slot in better were he to move to the Emirates Stadium to join Arsenal.
He told Goal.com: “I think the bigger question is: 'would he suit the Premier League? Is he going to suit a team who play 4-4-2 with two strikers up top?’
"He'd have a lot of responsibility with tracking back and that's not one of his greatest strengths, so he'd suit maybe an Arsenal or Real Madrid or Barcelona. I think he's probably in the best place for himself right now.
"The grass isn't always greener. He could easily go somewhere else but he's got everything he needs at Bayern. If he wants a change of scenery and to learn a new language, he can."