According to reports in The Independent, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has identified Real Madrid star Toni Kroos, rated at £72m according to Transfermarkt, as his top midfield transfer target this summer, and Red Devils fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The Independent says that Mourinho is keen to bring a new midfielder to Old Trafford at the end of the season with Paul Pogba struggling when he is asked to play alongside Nemanja Matic in a 4-2-3-1 system, and he believes the Germany international is the ideal addition.
The report adds that United have a long-standing interest in the 28-year-old having come close to signing him before he moved to the La Liga giants in 2014, and Real are now willing to make some high-profile sales this summer which could see Mourinho test the water with a bid for the pass-master.
Man United supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said “that would probably be the best midfield signing we can make”, another said “Toni Kroos is an absolute dream signing but not happening”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Kroos good player but don't include Dave in the deal @ManUtd
— One Love (@abbausmanUK) February 19, 2018
Would love that – but won’t happen. RM won’t sell us a player – look at Moratta! Smokescreen for Savic???
— Martyn Watts (@martynwatts1) February 19, 2018
Sign Kovacic instead..
— Side Effect (@Stoney_jnr) February 19, 2018
Get someone else…Kroos is not gonna leave Madrid anytime soon.
— Ameenuu (@Ameenu_Sfn) February 19, 2018
That would probably be the best midfield signing we can make, but also very unrealistic IMO.
— Romelu (@RedRom9) February 19, 2018
Toni Kroos is an absolute dream signing but not happening.
— Jordan Henshall (@JordyHensh07) February 19, 2018
Now we're talking
— kOsöLU (@kosolua) February 19, 2018
How much ?
100m at least
— hen (@henlim83) February 19, 2018
About 4 years too late unfortunately. But still a quality signing
— Football Is United (@footyisunited) February 19, 2018