Why Real Madrid didn’t think of this before is a strange one…
The January transfer window is now well underway, with many top European sides hopeful of successful transfer windows. One of those is Real Madrid, who currently sit top of La Liga, although Barcelona do have a game in hand in second.
Zinedine Zidane is hopeful of winning at least one piece of silverware this season, whether this be La Liga or the Champions League trophy. Having won the latter for three consecutive seasons in his early career, he will be eager to take the crown from Liverpool.
One way which he can achieve this is by making signings and for that, the Frenchman will turn to the Premier League. According to reports from The Sun, Real Madrid are hopeful of including Toni Kroos in a swap deal with Manchester United which would see Paul Pogba going the other way.
It’s yet to be confirmed but in my opinion, it is inevitable Real Madrid will need to cough up some funds alongside the player involvement. Toni Kroos ages at 29, whereas Paul Pogba is currently 29. They are both rightfully regarded as the best midfielders in the world, so you can see why this swap deal is in the pipeline.
Toni Kroos is a midfield general who likes to dictate play in the midfield third for Los Blancos. He is an excellent passer of the ball and he completes his tasks with great aplomb. He has featured in the UEFA Team of the Year a total of three times in a highly competitive position. Manchester United could do with his exploits in midfield since they need a solid addition in the defensive midfield, Kroos could provide that.
Paul Pogba, on the other hand, is much more forward-thinking than Kroos, although they do share many of the same assets. They both love to spread the play and provide creativity where possible in the final third. That said, the Red Devils wouldn’t need an alteration of tactics on a large scale if Kroos joined.
The move makes sense for both parties but what do you think? Is there any reason the swap deal of Toni Kroos and Paul Pogba shouldn’t go ahead?