The Premier League could be about to welcome one of the stars of world football in the figure of Toni Kroos, the experienced Real Madrid midfielder. According to reports from Football Transfers, the Germany international is available for a free transfer at the end of the season and has been offered to a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea.
The 2 Premier League clubs that will fight over the signing of Kroos
Kroos, who is widely considered one of the best playmakers in the world, has enjoyed a successful career at both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. With four Champions Leagues and three La Liga titles under his belt, the midfielder has been a crucial figure at the Bernabéu.
However, fierce competition for a place in Real Madrid’s midfield this season has reduced Kroos’ involvement in the team. The emergence of Jude Bellingham and the presence of other talented midfielders have led to Kroos playing a less-leading role in the Spanish club.
The 33-year-old has played 13 games in the current season, with only six of them as a starter, accumulating 628 minutes in total. As he nears the end of his contract with Real Madrid, Kroos is looking for a new adventure in his career, and he has never had the opportunity to play in the English Premier League.
Manchester United and Chelsea, two of the Premier League’s top clubs, have been linked with interest in Kroos. Notably, Manchester United came close to signing him during the 2013-14 season, under the management of David Moyes, but the transfer did not materialise. Now, the Red Devils have the opportunity to acquire the player at zero cost, although his addition could pose challenges in midfield, where they already have Christian Eriksen and Casemiro.
On the other hand, Chelsea, despite their talented squad, lacks experience in their midfield, and Kroos could be the ideal player to bring his vast experience and help develop the young talents around him.
With the doors open to negotiate a pre-agreement with foreign clubs from January, the Premier League has a good opportunity to acquire Kroos for a reduced price in the winter transfer window. It will be interesting to monitor whether Manchester United or Chelsea decide to make a bid for the German midfielder in January or whether they will wait to sign him for free at the end of the season.