Former Barça coach Pep Guardiola has put in his sights one of the stars of Real Madrid to strengthen Manchester City: German midfielder Toni Kroos. The current coach of City believes that the German would be an excellent reinforcement for his team...
But Pep will have some stiff adversaries should he formally pursue Kroos.
Guardiola, however, will have a lot of competition when it comes to taking Toni Kroos to the Premier League. His great nemesis, the Portuguese José Mourinho, also has (Kroos) mind when it comes to propping up the Manchester United squad, even though his favorite for the post, at the moment, is Ivan Rakitic.
So, both Pep and Mourinho want Kroos, but Mourinho only wants Kroos if he can’t get Rakitic. Just making sure you were fully in the loop with “The Don.”
Ahead of the match today, here is a highlight reel for Renato Sanches from the Benfica-Bayern game in 2016.
Renato Sanches vs Bayern Munich (2016);— Benfica Youth (@BenficaYouth) September 18, 2018
Should Renato play against Benfica, it will be one of the most emotional matches of his career. 2 years ago, when the two teams faced each other, the 18 year old midfielder delighted the Germans.pic.twitter.com/gBmwlflOod
In a game that went off this morning (well, morning in the United States anyway)...
This was a strong line-up for the Bayern side. Among those starting for Die Roten included Bavarian Wunderkind Watch subjects Christian Fruchtl, Joshua Zirkzee, Oliver Batista Meier, and Alex Timossi Andersson.
In addition, Josip Stanisic, who recently committed to Germany over Croatia for international play, and FC Dallas and Texans SC alum Chris Richards were also featured. Other excellent prospects like Meritan Shabani, Jonathan Meier, Lars Lukas Mai, and Marin Pudic rounded out the Starting XI.
Overall, this group has some excellent experience with the first team either from last season or the Audi Summer Tour.
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