Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola hailed Toni Kroos’ performance against Arsenal and insisted that everybody at the club wants him to sign a new contract.
The 24-year-old was the linchpin for Bayern’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal yesterday that means they have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Currently, Kroos has stalled negotiations with Bayern due to a conflict in wages but Guardiola has made it clear that Bayern do not want to let him go.
“He played on a very, very high level. That was real Champions League level,” Guardiola said according to ESPN.
“We all want him to prolong [his stay], and he also wants that, I am very positive about it. The club, we all want that.”
In reality, Kroos probably doesn’t want to leave Bayern either given that they are currently the best team in the world but the fact of the matter is that he wants salary parity with some of the best at Bayern. If he doesn’t get that, he will feel undervalued and may look to leave.
“Big players always show up for the big games — and one took place on Wednesday.” Toni Kroos
That is United’s only chance of signing Kroos – a clash in regards to a new salary. Bayern would be foolish to not give Kroos everything he wanted given that he could become one of their central figures for the best part of a decade but it remains to be seen whether what they are willing to offer Kroos will be enough for him.