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Manchester City poised to sign surprising Real Madrid star in summer

Published: Updated: 06:26, 13 May 2024
Toni Kroos has emerged as option for Pep Guardiola for midfield boost

Manchester City, the Premier League powerhouse, has reportedly been given the green light to sign veteran Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos. This potential deal is set to be one of the most spectacular transfers of the summer.

The German international has yet to make a decision regarding his future. Having spent a decade at Real Madrid after transferring from Bayern Munich post-2014 World Cup, Kroos now finds himself at a crossroads. The prospect of reuniting with Pep Guardiola, his former manager at Bayern during the 2013/14 season, could potentially sway his decision towards Manchester City.

According to Spanish media outlets, Manchester City is keen on signing Kroos this summer. This interest comes after missing out on securing him last year following Ilkay Gundogan's departure from the club.

Financial implications and potential benefits

Last season's treble winners are reportedly prepared to offer an attractive package for Kroos - wages amounting up to £13 million per year in a short-term deal.

Kroos' experience and skillset would undoubtedly add depth and quality to Manchester City midfield. His familiarity with Guardiola’s style of play could also facilitate seamless integration into their tactical setup.

Another season at Santiago Bernabéu also option

Despite these enticing prospects, Toni Kroos remains undecided about his future plans. He recently helped Madrid secure another LaLiga title and reach this season's Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund scheduled for June 1st at Wembley Stadium.

This match could potentially mark his last game for Madrid or even as a professional footballer as retirement looms as another option this summer.

While it remains uncertain whether we will see Toni Kroos donning Manchester City’s colours next season or hanging up his boots altogether, one thing is for sure - his decision will significantly impact the football landscape. As sports fans and betting enthusiasts eagerly await his decision, this summer promises to be an exciting period in the world of football transfers.

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