Manchester United offer Toni Kroos over €300k per week
David Moyes hopeful massive wage will prise midfielder away from Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos (left) and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match in Munich. Phnotograph: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters
While David Moyes understands it may be difficult to take the 24-year-old from the German club as Bayern maintain he is not for sale, the United manager believes that if Kroos is minded to push the deal through he could still join.
Wayne Rooney is United’s highest earner with a total package worth around €364,000 (£300k) per week, but Kroos’s prospective terms would put him in the top bracket of earners at the club, alongside Rooney and Robin van Persie. Kroos is thought to be seriously considering his options, with the midfielder yet to sign a new contract at Bayern with his current deal expiring this summer.
United have struggled in Moyes’s first season in charge and will not play in next season’s Champions League. However, the club hope that the sizeable financial offer to Kroos plus United’s rich pedigree could yet persuade him to leave the Bundesliga champions, who have a chance of being the first club to retain the European Cup in the Champions League era.
Kroos impressed during each leg of Bayern’s 4-2 aggregate win over United in the recent Champions League quarter-final.
On Monday, Bayern strengthened their midfield with the signing of midfielder Sebastian Rode from Eintracht Frankfurt on a four-year deal.