Toni Kroos is now a Real Madrid player. Look at him there:
And this has not gone down too well with Bayern manager Pep Guardiola at all, as by agreeing to let Kroos leave, the Bayern board broke a specific promise to the Spaniard that Kroos would not be sold under any circumstances.
That is according to Marti Perarnau, who is the author of Pep's biography "Herr Guardiola", which is due out at the end of August. In pre-release snippets of the book, Perarnau details the negotiation process that Guardiola went through with a number of clubs such as Chelsea, City, and obviously Bayern. Money was not an issue for Pep, but he did insist that if he took the job at Bayern that the club would go all out to sign Mario Gotze and Thiago Alcantara, as well as make a promise to never sell Toni Kroos.
Gotze and Thiago were promptly snapped up, but due to the competition for places that these new arrivals caused, Kroos found himself being rotated more often than he would like. A disgruntled Kroos then decided to seek an improved contract, and when the Bayern board refused to budge, Kroos was off to Madrid.
And now due to serious injuries to Javi Martinez and Thiago, Pep finds himself short on bodies in the middle, while Toni is lapping up the Madrid sunshine and laying off passes to Ronaldo, Bale, and James Rodriguez.
Things were tense around the Bayern camp towards the end of last season. Despite absolutely walking the Bundesliga, which isn't enough for Bayern anymore, Pep found himself on the receiving end of some criticism of the style in which his side played. It will be interesting to see if this Kroos incident causes any further tension to a boss who doesn't seem like he is totally happy in Germany.
via The Daily Mail.