Toni Kroos shrugs off Bayern Munich exit rumors
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has ended speculation about him being unsettled at the club by announcing that he is happy with the Bundesliga champions. The Germany international also said that there were no contract problems with Bayern Munich.
Kroos also shrugged off rumors suggesting he was going to make switch from Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked to Premier League champions Manchester United, but a move to Old Trafford doesn’t appear to be in the stars.
Kroos took to Facebook to cull rumors about his future. Kroos has yet to put pen on paper for a new deal with Bayern Munich. The German midfielder’s contract with Bayern Munich ends in 2015, but the Champions League winning side has already ruled out selling him.
Bayern Munich officials have already announced that they expect Kroos to complete his contract even if it means losing him as a free agent. The latest statements from Kroos on Facebook suggest the midfielder has no intentions of leaving the club.
“You should not believe everything that is written in some papers,” Kroos wrote. “It's a fact that I am very happy to play for FC Bayern, and my position as a starter is also very good. But it's also a fact that, as of today, we have not reached an agreement over a new contract. But since the contract only expires in 2015, this is no big problem and we will see what the future brings.”
Kroos insists all of his concentration was now going towards panning out a season “as successful as the last one”. The German midfielder insists he is only concentrating on contributing towards Bayern Munich’s success.
Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told reporters during the January transfer window that Kroos was indeed with linked with Manchester United. Rummenigge’s statement increased rumors about a moveaway.
Kroos has been frustrated with his role at Bayern Munich as of late. The German star threw his gloves at the bench in frustration upon being called off the pitch in the 2-1 win over Stuttgart. Reportedly, Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola took notice of Kroos’ behavior and intentionally benched for the next game against Frankfurt.
Only last week Bayern Munich’s sporting director Mattias Sammer announced that the club had no intentions of letting Kroos leave before the end of his contract. Contract negotiations with Kroos broke down a while back, but rumors suggest the club and the player are moving towards reconciliation finally.