Manchester United’s recent transfer policy seems to have been akin to that of Real Madrid i.e buy top stars at top prices and hope that they do the business almost immediately.
So it’s strange to be talking about both of these massive spenders fighting it out for a player who is, relatively speaking, in the bargain basement.
But latest reports suggest that both Real Madrid and Manchester United are after German international Christoph Kramer.
The 23 year old defensive midfielder has played 8 times for the German national team, including games at The World Cup – no mean feat for a team enjoying a golden era – and at 6 foot 3in he’s already a monster and a commanding presence in the midfield for his temporary German club side (he’s on loan from Leverkusen), where he has bagged 4 goals in 39 appearances.
Talksport reckons that Real Madrid and Manchester Untied are keen:
Manchester United face a battle with Real Madrid for German midfielder Christoph Kramer.
German international Kramer, 23, is valued at around £8million, which is a sum both Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal and his La Liga rival can easily afford.
Madrid have had success with their recent German signings and Toni Kroos is already integral to their plans. Manchester United have little history with German players but they seem to be buying up the best that Holland and Argentina has to offer so perhaps Germany is their next stop.
Let’s take a look at Kramer in action. Manchester United fans: do you think that this guy could prove top be an £8m bargain?