Most of the time when Premier League clubs are linked to top Real Madrid or Barcelona stars, it is taken with a pinch of salt.
However, when a club like Manchester City are being mentioned in the same breath as La Liga’s heroes then it presents a more relatisic outcome.
The reigning English champions, as well as Manchester United, have the financial clout to compete for the signatures of Real or Barcelona players.
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Last Tuesday, Don Balon reported that City are keen to nab Toni Kroos’s signature due to the fact that their pursuit of Napoli’s Jorginho continues to drag on.
Kroos has become a key figure at Real Madrid, and it is highly unlikely that Los Blancos will allow the midfielder to leave, and if they do it will be for a staggering price.
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The 28-year-old is a proven winner having claimed the La Liga title, four Champions League crowns and the 2014 World Cup with Germany.
Given Kroos’s pedigree, it was clear from our poll that City fans would adore it if the midfielder came through the welcome gates at the Etihad Stadium.