Germany international Toni Kroos could be ready to quit Real Madrid after just one season at the Bernabeu, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly sniffing around for his signature.
According to Le Parisien (via Inside Spanish Football), the French champions are edging closer to selling Thiago Motta to Atletico Madrid and want a replacement to come back from the Spanish capital in Kroos.
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Could Real Madrid Be Tempted into Kroos Sale?
Sunday, Aug. 2
While Toni Kroos is undoubtedly one of the best midfielders in the business, selling him may not be the worst piece of business for Real Madrid from a financial perspective.
The Spanish giants signed Kroos from Bayern Munich on a six-year contract for a reported £24 million last summer, and the enormous profit that will come with PSG’s interest could well convince them to let him go.
The 25-year-old didn’t enjoy the most fruitful campaign in La Liga last term despite his post-World Cup hype, and he could well be ready to move on to pastures new in a bid to return to form.
However, seeing as squad depth cost the Spanish giants dearly last term, letting the German leave wouldn’t be the most sensible idea. They’re also hardly blessed with a talented pool of holding midfielders—even Kroos himself is a little out of position in the role.
When Sami Khedira left for Juventus earlier this summer, the call was for Real to recruit a new anchor in the middle of the park—not let their best one go.
PSG may well come calling in the coming weeks, yet unless they offer an astronomical fee and Real line up a potential replacement or two, it’s difficult to see Kroos going anywhere.
The Ligue 1 champions are ready with a backup plan if their approach for Kroos does fall through, with Barcelona's Sergio Busquets also reportedly on their radar.