Man Utd Trying To Lure La Liga Star With £350k-A-Week Deal After Opening Transfer Talks
Manchester United have opened talks with the agent of Toni Kroos and are trying to lure the Real Madrid midfielder with a bumper £350,000-a-week deal
The transfer window may be closed but managers are working hard on their plans for the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Toni Kroos…
Manchester United have opened talks with the agent of Toni Kroos and are trying to lure the Real Madrid midfielder with a bumper £350,000-a-week deal, according to reports in Spain via TeamTalk.
Jose Mourinho is expected to sign at least one new central midfielder this summer as Michael Carrick is retiring and Marouane Fellaini is set to walk away on a free transfer when his contract expires in June.
Several names have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months but Kroos has emerged as a prime target for Mourinho after enjoying another stellar season with Madrid.
The German international has been one of the best central midfielders in world football over the past five years and he’s won 2 Champions League’s and the La Liga title since joining Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014.
It seems Mourinho is now eyeing an ambitious swoop for the 28-year-old as TeamTalk are citing a report from Don Balon that claims United have opened talks with Kroos’ agent to discuss a potential move to Old Trafford.
The Spanish publication says United are ready to offer the midfielder a lucrative contract worth around £350,000-a-week, which would be a significant increase on his current £200,000-a-week salary.
However, even if United were able to lure Kroos with a bumper contract, it’s still going to be extremely difficult to persuade Madrid to cash in on the German international as he still has four years left to run on his contract.
The report says Madrid won’t even consider a sale unless Kroos makes it clear to them that he wants to leave and forces a move, which is unlikely at this stage as the player has shown no sign he’s unhappy at the Bernabeu.
Therefore, Mourinho has lined-up alternative targets with TeamTalk claiming that Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred and Napoli’s Jorginho are also on United’s radar ahead of the summer.
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Obviously Kroos would be a sensational signing if United could somehow pull it off but it appears unlikely so we’ll have to wait and see if they have more luck landing the likes of Milinkovic-Savic, Fred or Jorginho.
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