As reported by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, the German World Cup winning midfielder told the Berliner Morgenpost that he is honoured by interest in him from some of Europe’s top clubs amid speculation that he could leave Bayer Leverkusen for €15m.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid are all tracking the midfielder, who was replaced in the World Cup final in the first half after picking up an early injury. He was concussed after a collision with Ezequiel Garay.
He is currently in the second season of a two-season loan spell at Borussia Moenchengladbach from Bayer Leverkusen, and while Gladbach are desperate to sign him permanently, the Germany international could have his pick of Champions League clubs at the end of the season.
“It is a great honour for me,” Kramer said. “Real Madrid and Manchester United have always been my favourite teams during my childhood.
And the Germany international has revealed that it has always been his ambition to play outside the Bundesliga if given the chance.
“I’ve always been attracted to the idea of playing outside of Germany, but I am still far from achieving this.”
So what next for Kramer? He admits that it’s likely he will return to Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the loan spell before deciding on his next move.
Return to Leverkusen
“Back to Bayer is one of my options,” Kramer said. “Roger Schmidt is a great coach and they are playing good football, and I can fit in well.”