Transfer balls: Toni Kroos rejoins Manchester United in clickbait cavalcade
Transfer balls spot this in the Metro: Real Madrid are tying to sell Manchester United Toni Kroos, 26, to help them pay for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 28.
Regular readers will recall the tabloids telling them that Kroos joined United from Bayern Munich in May 2014.
The trusty Metro said Man United has paid £20m for Kroos.
All total balls. Kroos joined Real for £20m on a six-year deal.
And so to today’s Metro scoop:
Real Madrid want Manchester United to spend £40.5million on the transfer of Toni Kroos so they can use the funds to sign Arsenal target Edinson Cavani.
Real bought Kroos for £20m. They want to get rid of him so are asking for over £40m. Eh?
The La Liga side are concerned that their transfer ban will leave them short in the striking department. Real president Florentino Perez wants to sign the Paris Saint-Germain striker but needs to raise funds to do so. And he is willing to let United buy Kroos to fund a deal, according to A Bola.
The three clubs showed to the representative of Kroos their willingness to engage in talks with Real Madrid at the end of the season and put on the table a negotiating offer of around €50m. The whites signed the world champion in the summer of 2014 for €25m. Kroos had only one year contract with Bayern and didn’t want to renew, so the price of his transfer was much lower than his actual market price.
No sources are cited. There are no quotes. No names. From that one report so many newspaper say Manchester United have bid over €50m for Kroos.
You have to wonder why when facing a two window transfer ban Real would sell one of their players, especially one on a long contract?