According to the report, City has already made their first offer to the German, whose contract expires next summer. Although staying in Madrid remains the most likely option, a move away from the Spanish giants is not out of the question.
The 33-year-old has shown no willingness to officially extend his current contract, which has piqued the interest of potential bidders, with Pep Guardiola’s City keeping a close eye on the situation.
The former Bayern Munich man will be able to talk to potential suitors from January 1st and can even sign a pre-contract agreement ahead of a free transfer move next summer.
Kroos joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2014, after helping the German national team win their fourth World Cup title. Since then, he has been a constant on the Real Madrid teamsheet, appearing 383 times for the club, scoring 26 goals, and assisting 87.
Madrid is naturally keen to extend the stay of their coveted asset, but Kroos has shown no hurry to take the talks to the negotiation table. According to Sport, the German currently earns almost £8 million at the Spanish capital, and Man City is believed to be willing to pay him close to £12 million if he decides to switch Spain for England
If Kroos does wind up joining one of the most successful English teams of the twenty-first century, he will be reunited with Guardiola, his former boss at Bayern Munich. And it explains why the Spaniard is so eager to bring back the player he worked with in 2013/14.
Kroos has already remarked that Guardiola is the “ideal coach for my game,” so a reunion at the Etihad Stadium could intrigue him.
It is a signing which would make a lot of sense not just from the player’s side but the club’s side as well. Manchester City has a world-class squad and adding a player of Kroos’ quality would only make them stronger as Guardiola looks to secure a Champions League trophy