Manchester United manager David Moyes was in the stands at the Emirates on Wednesday night to watch target Toni Kroos, as Bayern Munich easily overcame ten-man Arsenal in a 2-0 win. At 24, Kroos had more touches on the ball than Arsenal’s entire midfield that was made up of Flamini, Cazorla, Wilshere and Ozil.
Kroos, who scored the first goal for the World and European champions, is valued at around £50M. With one year left on his current contract and Bayern unwilling to match his wage demands, this could be the breakthrough David Moyes has been waiting for.
Ex- Bayern midfielder Mehmet Scholl accused Kroos of playing poker with Bayern in regards to his wage demands should he extend his contract.
The veteran German midfielder said: “I think it’s not wise for Toni to play poker too much with Bayern.”
Scholl further added that: “That’s how it seems at the moment. His current wages are enough for him to have warm food on the table twice a day already!”
Considering Kroos is able to adapt to any conditions and plays with good vision and speed- something United are lacking- United vice-chairman Ed Woodward might just have to splash the cash in the summer transfer to secure the talisman’s signature.