The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are very excited at reports linking their side with a move for German midfielder Toni Kroos. According to the Independent, the Red Devils have identified him as the perfect midfield recruit – and our landlord thinks that they are absolutely right.
After all, you only have to look at what the German can do to understand what he could offer to Jose Mourinho’s team. Rated at £72 million by Transfer Markt, he is undoubtedly one of Europe’s best through the midfield. Undoubtedly, his most effective attribute comes when the ball is at his feet. He’s able to create chances out of nothing, passing through seemingly impossible gaps to create endless chances for his teammates. When you consider how lethal Romelu Lukaku can be when one-on-one, that impact could be huge.
That’s not all he can provide. Significantly, he’s also great at doing the simple things – an often underrated trait. He’ll often pick up the ball and use his awareness and composure to deliver a pass, or even run with the ball, to create a yard or two of space – allowing his team to move around him.
He also provides a pretty decent goal threat. He’s a set-piece expert, which is something that Man Utd lack at present, whilst his 4 goals this season suggest that he knows where the net is from normal play, too.
By signing Kroos, Man Utd would have one of Europe’s most perfectly balanced midfield. His passing would allow a degree of creativity at Old Trafford that arguably hasn’t been seen in years, whilst his arrival would reduce the mixed role that Paul Pogba is forced to have – allowing the Frenchman to focus on what he does best – passing and driving towards goal.
Make no mistake, Kroos won’t be cheap, but if Man Utd land him, they’ll be unstoppable. They’re only a few puzzle pieces away from catching up with Man City. Their attack is near unstoppable following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez, and if you throw Kroos – a title win can only be a matter of time away. They’re amongst the top sides now, but they aren’t exactly close to winning the title. That could change with Kroos.
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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