Pep Guardiola is hoping to strengthen Manchester City’s midfield with the signing of Toni Kroos, reports Don Balon.
Central midfield has been a problem position since Guardiola’s arrival, though the same could also be said of City’s full-backs.
Nonetheless, it says a lot that Yaya Toure has worked his way back into the manager’s plans after initially being left out in the cold. Toure has already been given a one-year contract extension, but long-term, the club are still in need of a world-class player who can come in and fill the void.
Of course, Kroos and Guardiola worked together at Bayern Munich and it’s thought the Catalan was reluctant to let the World Cup winner leave the Allianz Arena.
Had Ilkay Gundogan’s season not been so severely interrupted by injuries, then perhaps it could have been the former Borussia Dortmund man who provided the solution to this particular conundrum.
As it stands, though, Guardiola cannot rely on the German’s fitness, hence why he may be forced to turn to his compatriot.