Kroos ‘feels at home’ with Real Madrid as Man Utd & City talk resurfaces

Toni Kroos is ignoring speculation linking him with Manchester rivals United and City, with the World Cup winner claiming to “feel at home” with Real Madrid.

Talk of a possible Premier League switch has raged around the Germany international for some time.

He has already tasted domestic and European success with Bayern Munich and Madrid, with it suggested that a fresh start may appeal to him.

There is, however, still an important role for the 28-year-old to play with the Blancos, as he remains one of the finest distributors of the ball in the global game.

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho would unquestionably welcome that skill set onto their books in Manchester, with talk of £90 million bids doing the rounds.

Kroos is fully focused on the present, though, and is reluctant to be drawn into a debate regarding his future when there is no substance to the gossip.

He told reporters when asked about his ongoing presence in the Spanish capital: “I had a long, successful spell at Munich also.

“Maybe it’s what I said when I arrived here, my feeling is that this club is one step bigger and the success of recent years has shown this a little bit and of course I’m very happy with my time here.

“I feel at home and well, there’s no reason for me to change anything, no.”

Kroos has claimed the Liga title and three Champions League crowns during his time with Madrid.

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He had previously savoured Bundesliga success on three occasions with Bayern, while also conquering the continent in 2012-13.

International success with Germany followed in 2014, as he helped to secure World Cup glory in Brazil, but Die Mannschaft have endured a humbling fall from grace since then.

Kroos will be key to any rebuilding process under Joachim Low, regardless of whether he is playing his club football in Spain, England or any other corner of the globe.

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