Manchester United had reportedly agreed a deal to sign Toni Kroos this summer, but the sacking of David Moyes and subsequent appointment of Louis van Gaal seemingly caused the German international to make a dramatic U-turn on his future.
The 24 year old midfield maestro had given his consent to a transfer to Old Trafford prior to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
The sacking of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal’s appointment apparently caused the Real Madrid star to reconsider the move, as suggested by former Norway international Jan Aage Fjortoft on Twitter.
Been told from very good sources that Toni Kroos agreed to join Man UTD. But after Moyes out – Van Gaal in: Kroos said no
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) September 24, 2014
With his contract expiring at the end of the current season, Bayern Munich were forced to sell Kroos to Real for a cut-price £20 million, despite seeing their star play a key role as Germany won the World Cup.
Van Gaal has strengthened the midfield with Ander Herrera and Daley Blind, but Man Utd fans will surely be wondering what might have been.