Can a man silence a crowd of 60 thousand people all on his own? Certainly not but Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos has surely mastered this art.
Recent speculation of him leaving the German giants and seeking greener pastures has been doing the rounds of English and German daily newspapers. His valuation certainly went through the roof of the Emirates last night, courtesy of a thrilling display of sheer skill, finesse and determination.
The Manchester United target underlined his growing stature in the game with a 'Masterclass' display against the Gunners last night helping his team to a crucial 2-0 victory.
Once widely expected to follow team-mates David Alaba and Jerome Boateng in extending his contract, which expires in 2015, the 24-year old's departure from Bayern has slipped into the realm of possibility.
It has been recently reported that Kroos's desire is for his wages to be increased twofold,to put him in the range of the club's top-earners.
Kroos's demand is absolutely justified since newcomer Thiago Alacantara, who is a year younger than him and who was a mere benchwarmer at Barcelona, is paid around 8 million euros annually, and,Mario Gotze, at the tender age of 21, is being paid on par with top earner Franck Ribery at 12 million euros.
David Moyes was in the stands at the Emirates and witnessed the masterclass put forth by the German international.
Kroos is a top target for United, and manager Moyes was pictured having a chat with his agent in Germany during one of Bayern's league matches last month, which further intensified speculation of Old Trafford being the German star's preferred destination.
Of course, there's a possibility that Kroos and his agent are merely using United as bait in order to extract an improved deal from Bayern, but Kroos' statements lately rule out this possibility.
The player recently dropped a bombshell and alerted clubs with his statement on Facebook which read, "A lot has been said about me and my future over the past few weeks. I love Bayern and I don't mind that I am a squad player at the moment. However me and the club have not been able to agree a contract renewal - and we'll now see what the future brings."
Certainly his words suggest that all is not well regarding his contract. Personally, I think Bayern will make a huge mistake by letting Kroos go.
However, I don't think that after looking at yesterday's performance, Guardiola will be very keen to let a player of Kroos' quality go.
If at all Bayern decide to sell him, then Manchester United looks like his most possible destination, and if United do manage to pull off his signing, it would be a feather in the cap of Moyes and Ed Woodward.
Do you think Bayern will sell Kroos in the summer? If they do sell him, will he end up at United? Feel free to post your opinion in the comments section below.
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