Old Trafford boss likes the look of Bayern Munich youngster.
Manchester United are keen on German youngster Toni Kroos. The Old Trafford club are said to be interested in the 20 year old Bayern Munich youngster who has spent the last season and a half on loan at Bayer Leverkusen leading some to believe he may be a player the Bundesliga side is willing to cash in on.
The highly rated attacking midfielder played a handful of games in the Bavarian club’s domestic title win of 2007/08 but found himself being loaned out to Leverkusen in January 2009 and hasn’t been able to force his wa back into Louis Van Gaal’s Allianz Arena set up.
Joachim Low selected the Greifswald born talent in his World Cup squad and Kroos enjoyed four cameo appearances coming off the bench and showed in fits and starts what he is capable of. However he most impressed during last season’s spell on loan where his goals and general approach play from the midfield showed he was growing into the finished article.
Manchester United are reportedly looking for creative midfield signings and a move for Kroos may well be a wise one as he has shown great potential and increasing maturity of late. The £13m rated Bayern Munich man is contracted to the club until 2012 but his chances of breaking into the first team picture don’t appear to be getting any more likely and he has fallen behind some other youngsters at the club such as Thomas Muller so perhaps a decent bid will turn the youngsters head.
Bayern Munich’s chief executive officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a hands-off warning on those players returning from World Cup duty but will know that his side can only accommodate a finite number of players and the fact that Kroos, three years since his club debut, is still no nearer to being a regular in the first team squad, let along in the starting eleven. The player will not be happy if he returns to the club from his loan spell only to sit and warm the bench of the German giants.