Manchester United’s pursuit of Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos is no closer to reaching a conclusion but the club have conceded to the fact that it is unlikely he will join in the summer, according to The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson.
The 24-year-old was considered by most Manchester United fans as the perfect solution to our midfield as his performances this season showed how good he is on the biggest stage.
However, these fresh reports suggest any move for Kroos is considered unlikely but said the club wouldn’t completely give up on the possibility of signing him.
The report says: “While United have not given up completely on Kroos and are prepared to keep all options open regarding the Germany international, there is a recognition that buying any elite class player is particularly tough due to the current market place.
“Even if Kroos were minded to leave Bayern, United would face stiff competition from a host of other top European clubs for his signature.”
Every United fan knew that Kroos was always going to be a difficult target to try and sign so these reports come as no surprise but it is still not what you want to hear before the transfer window has even opened.
The fact that United would also probably be competing with Real Madrid for his signature is also something that didn’t play to our advantage as in recent years, they have beaten us to plenty of players in the market.
United can’t afford to miss out on top targets for the second year in a row. Our poor performance in the transfer market last season was why our squad was so weak this year. Another unsuccessful window will more than likely lead to a similar campaign next year.