Toni Kroos just loves to talk about Bayern Munich-related topics in his interviews.
When asked about a possible reunion with former teammate David Alaba, he replied that he had “already read the name Alaba in connection with Real Madrid,” showing that he is well aware of Alaba’s potential switch to the Spanish capital. However, he also spoke about a minor hitch.
“The problem is that I have not played with him for almost seven years now. So it’s a bit difficult for me to say how and what he thinks,” Kroos said.
That definitely makes sense, given the two haven’t been playing together for so long. Bayern fans will always have bitter memories of his move to Real Madrid, after which Kroos helped his new club to three Champions League titles, two of which included victories against Bayern Munich along the way.
Kroos also added in typical coy fashion, that he has “no information about it now.” This is expected, since Kroos won’t necessarily be the first person to be notified if a transfer is in the coming. Finally, on what he thinks of the move, Kroos had only positive things to say: “If you are a regular player at Bayern, you definitely bring the quality to play at Real Madrid as well. What will come of it in the end, we will see.”
Alaba’s departure remains a certainty since his press conference and a move to Real Madrid seems very close, although there are other big clubs vying for his signature, including Manchester City and Chelsea. If he makes the move to Madrid, he will certainly be a big signing for them, and Kroos would surely love the prospect of teaming up with the Austrian, who offers versatility, experience and quality in abundance.
Given that Sergio Ramos might leave Real Madrid come the end of the season, Alaba would be a superb fit at the LCB position, albeit a player who would offer different attributes to that of the hot-headed Real Madrid legend.
Stay tuned to BFW for more updates on Alaba’s future destination, as the Alaba-saga or “Alaga” (as some of us at BFW like to call it) nears its nail-biting end.