Bayern Munich reportedly sold Toni Kroos to Real Madrid against the will of their coach Pep Guardiola.
Another preview of Guardiola’s soon-to-be-released biography Herr Pep reveals that one of the Spaniard’s conditions for joining Bayern was that Kroos would not be sold ‘under any circumstances’.
Spanish journalist, Marti Perarnau, spent several months with Guardiola shadowing him in Munich and his book Herr Pep will be released in German at the end of this month.
In pre-release extracts, Perarnau describes details of the negotiations which brought Guardiola to Bayern.
In light of big money offers from Chelsea and Manchester City, Guardiola is said to have been promised that all financial conditions would be met without problems by then Bayern president Uli Honess.
Guardiola’s salary is estimated to be around £12 million a year, but the Spaniard was reportedly rather looking for certain player promises in the negotiations.
It has been well documented that Guardiola was the main force behind Mario Goetze’s and Thiago Alcantara’s moves to Munich, but Perarnau’s book also reveals the former Barcelona boss didn’t want Kroos to leave.
However, Kroos was only used as part of a rotation policy last season and the disgruntled midfielder felt undervalued by the German club.
He left the club this summer for £23 million after Bayern giants and the 24-year-old couldn’t agree on a new contract.
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