Toni Kroos made himself quite unpopular amongst Bayern Munich fans when he seemingly forced his move to join Real Madrid after the World Cup two years ago. The 26-year-old academy graduate's comments certainly didn’t help Bayern fans stomach the move any more, as he immediately called Real Madrid a bigger club than Bayern in his first press conference.
While true on a global level, it probably didn’t need to said immediately after the move, and the comments are ones he should have kept to himself.
Now, two years later, he may be feeling some remorse. Though Kroos picked up his second Champions League winners medal, rumors out of Spain indicate that he could be looking for a move away from the Galacticos for a return to the Rekordmeister.
According to a report from El Confidential, Kroos’ wife, Jessica Farber, could be the reason for the potential move. "His wife has not adjusted to Madrid and would like to return to her homeland," the article states. "The club in question is Bayern Munich, now coincidentally coached by Carlo Ancelotti, who would be delighted to have the blonde central-midfielder again at his disposal, since we should recall that he was on the bench at the Bernabeu when the German wore white."
"Although Real Madrid has no plans to get rid of Kroos, if the mission to sign the Frenchman Paul Pogba pans out, or another central-midfielder that is the object of Zidane’s desire, such as the Belgian at Chelsea, Eden Hazard, the odds that the German leaves would logically be better."
Bayern, though, aren’t the only interested party. Manchester City also has its sights set on the Greifswald native, and they look to be the biggest obstacle standing in Bayern's way. The report states that Citys offer would be bigger than Bayerns (shocker!), and the allure of reuniting with Pep Guardiola could also play a big role in his decision making. Nonetheless, Guardiola has a tough task at hang, as "he not only has to convince Florentino Pérez, but also Toni’s wife," of the move to Manchester.
From an on-field perspective, fans should certainly welcome the move. He has taken his game to another level since moving to Madrid, and is certainly one of the top playmakers and passers in the world. His elite production in the center of the pitch would be a welcomed addition for a team that sometimes struggled to get consistent play from its central players, especially late in the season (looking at you, Thiago).
Though I doubt anything happens while Germany is still active in the Euro, these rumors will be ones to closely monitor after the tournament ends on July 10th.