Newcastle United are apparently keen on bringing Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos to the North East in what would be a statement January signing, claims a report.
Newcastle’s ambition is clear since their takeover backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund. The talented names linked with the side speak volumes.
The latest addition to that list is World Cup-winning German midfielder Toni Kroos, according to El Nacional (via Sport Bible).
The report states that Kroos would be crucial to a ‘winning project’ the Newcastle want to create.
Indeed, Kroos is a proven winner, having scooped 23 major trophies in his career with Bayern Munich, Real and Germany.
As such, he would provide a crucial winning mentality and would bring an abundance of experience to the Magpies’ blossoming new project.
The midfielder is still a vital player for Real Madrid, making any potential move a difficult one top pull off.
It would be a strange decision for Kroos to swap the success of Real for a work in progress that could take time at Newcastle.
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If Kroos were keen on a move to England, City would seemingly be the more attractive prospect.
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The Welshman currently pockets a reported £400,000 a week in Turin, though that does not faze Newcastle.
The side are keen on bringing Ramsey back to England.
A deal could be easier than most to complete due to his contract expiring in the summer.