Bayern Munich midfielder and Manchester United target Toni Kroos has hinted that he could make a move to the Premier League, but he insists he doesn’t yet know where he will be playing his football next season.
United were linked with Kroos towards the end of January when United boss David Moyes was spotted talking to Kroos’s agent prior to Bayern’s Bundesliga clash with Borussia Monchengladbach. Speculation heightened after Kroos reacted badly to being substituted in the side’s next league match, with Stuttgart. However, he then played down rumours of a January move to Old Trafford when he stated he would decide his future at the end of the season.
But speaking ahead of Bayern’s Champions League return leg with Arsenal at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night the 24-year-old Kroos hinted that a move to England is an option, although he stopped short of confirming any link with United.
“Nothing has been decided about my future,” he said. “It’s no secret the Premier League is an option for me.
“No one has come to any agreement and it will stay like this until the summer.
“I think that anything is possible for me if I leave. I have to think about this for myself, and make the right decision.”
However, Kroos refused to rule out a move to Old Trafford should the opportunity arise.
“I will consider everything,” he said. “If I should leave.”
Kroos is out of contract in the summer of 2015 and has already turned down one offer of a new deal with Bayern. He currently earns the equivalent of £70,000 a week with the European champions but is said to be looking for somewhere in the region of £125,000 a week. That figure falls well short of Bayern’s highest-earners, the £200,000-a-week Mario Gotze and Franck Ribery, but a figure that would see him fall in behind Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie as one of United’s top earners.