PSG’s ignominious UCL exit at the hands at Manchester United will force their hand in the transfer market as they target Real Madrid midfield stalwart Toni Kroos.
PSG crashed out of the Champions League in the round of 16 when Manchester United overturned a 2-0 first leg deficit to win 3-1 at the Parc des Princes.
The defeat, from a position of relative strength, has reportedly sent alarm bells ringing across the club – so much so that the owner feels that investment in elite players is needed to help PSG bridge the gap and finally win the Champions League.
And the player they have identified this summer, according to a report from France Football, is Real Madrid’s German maestro Toni Kroos.
PSG are ready to cough up 80 million euros for his services – a sum they hope would prove enough to convince Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid to part with the player – and also offer the player up to 50% raise on his current wages.
The French club see him as an ideal replacement for the departing Adrien Rabiot and in some ways, a step up on him who will help them make headway in the Champions League as well.
FOX Sports probability rating: 4/5; It is quite likely that PSG will make a move for a player like Toni Kroos to replace the outgoing Adrien Rabiot, but whether he will leave Real Madrid is another question altogether.