Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has reportedly asked Real Madrid for some leeway as he decides his next step.
Diario Gol claim the reliable central midfielder wants 30 days to decide what he wants to do after the World Cup finshes on July 15.
There have been no previous reports of Kroos pondering his future at the Bernabeu, but maybe Real’s disappointing La Liga season has had an impact on the player, who is under contract until 2022.
Kroos, 27, is reportedly Jose Mourinho’s top Manchester United summer transfer target and news of his uncertain future will be music to his ears, although his reported release clause of £443million will not.
The Germany World Cup-winner had the option of signing for United or Real Madrid in the summer of 2014, but chose the La Liga giants in a move which cost Real £20million.
But after wining La Liga and two Champions League trophies in three years after leaving Bayern, Kroos is sure he made the right choice.
“My change of team was correct – in fact, from my point of view there is no doubt about it,” said Kroos in October.