Manchester United believe they are close to capturing Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos after advancements, according to sources close to Old Trafford.
The United hierarchy are now confident that the agreement between the two clubs is in place for the 24-year-old to become the first of potentially five high-profile signings by Man United. As Toni Kroos is moving into the final year of his contract at Bayern, this makes it easier for United to get their midfield maestro. Kroos being in his final year may persuade the German Double winners to consider selling the player this summer rather than see him possibly leave for free 12 months later. Toni Kroos is not happy with the way Bayern value him and Man Utd may step in to give him the wages he believes he deserves.
Louis van Gaal, whose appointment as successor to David Moyes was confirmed on Monday, has a significant rebuilding job with several players moving on and Ryan Giggs, who will be his No. 2, also hanging up his boots. United plan to spend at least £130 million improving four key areas: central midfield, central defence and left-back.
Toni Kroos is the exact type of player that Manchester United need. It is easy to compare him to the likes of Paul Scholes. He is a great central midfielder who has great vision, can pick a pass and has remarkable shooting range. Paul Scholes himself has urged the club to make Kroos a priority target this summer!
“The first player I’d bring in is Toni Kroos. He’s a top-class central midfield player but United need five or six to get anywhere near the top of the Premier League again.”
Surprisingly, United may enjoy more success in bringing in one of Arturo Vidal from Juventus or Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas. While there is a belief that the Chilean midfielder can be secured relatively cheaply in relation to his standing, Barca may also be “open-minded” about offers for Fabregas. Cesc Fabregas is not strictly for sale, but Barca will consider approaches. Sources have stated that both United and Arsenal have been made aware of the situation.
How much is the supposed agreed deal for Toni Kroos worth?
Sources suggest Manchester United are proposing a £20 million move for the German playmaker, which will be a lot cheaper than the proposed £45 million deal for Cesc Fabregas.
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