Manchester United’s pursuit of Toni Kroos was big news back in January following David Moyes’ meeting with his representative Sascha Breese in Germany.
Since then, a lot has changed. Moyes is no longer manager, United finished 7th in the league and the Louis van Gaal stories have dominated the press recently.
Not much has been said about Kroos’ potential departure from Bayern Munich but Bundesliga specialist Raphael Honigstein believes a move away could happen this summer due to certain circumstances.
Back in February, Honigstein suggested Kroos’ laid back attitude had made him distant from a core of players at Bayern which he wanted parity with.
Real Madrid mauling Munich put some serious pressure on Guardiola’s position despite him waltzing to the Bundesliga title and he has clashed with the board over an insistence of philosophy, something which is surprising considering the board surely knew they brought in a manager who lived and died by his philosophy.
As such, Bayern’s DFB Pokal final has taken up more significance when they face Borussia Dortmund on 17 May.
Win and Guardiola would have secured the domestic double in his first season which, by anyone’s standards, is a successful season.
Lose, and the Bavarian boiler pot will be cranked up another notch. So, we’re all closet Dortmund fans at the weekend.