“Only for the money”: Toni Kroos clarifies bitter Casemiro and Raphael Varane Man United comments – Man United News And Transfer News

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has clarified comments he made about players leaving other leagues for the Premier League.

Kroos made the comments, in which he claimed the move was made for money, in a bitter tirade, which many perceived as a subtle jab at two of his former Real Madrid teammates, Raphael Varane, and more recently Casemiro, who left Spain. a new challenge with United.

At the time, Kroos had nothing good to say about these transfers.

He said: “The Premier League hasn’t won an international title this year. TV money has been significantly higher in England for years and yet it has not resulted in English teams winning it all.

“Thank God not all players look only at salary but also at winning.”

The German has now clarified his statements by attacking his former team-mates, seemingly reducing his vitriolic statement.

Kroos modified his initial statement saying: “I was surprised by Casemiro’s departure. It is true that the rumors started two days before, but here there are always many rumors and many times nothing happens”.

“But when he told me I got sad, because I started to remember all the years with him and the things we won together.”

Casemiro arrived at Old Trafford on a £70m deal and has since been guaranteed his place in Erik ten Hag’s starting eleven at the heart of his side’s midfield.

Such has been Casemiro’s influence and impact on the team that Ten Hag has described the Brazilian as the team’s ‘cement’ for his extraordinary contributions both defensively and offensively.

Like Casemiro, Varane has also become a standout player for United, forming a strong partnership with Argentine ace Lisandro Martinez. However, Varane’s progress has been hampered by constantly recurring injuries.

United supporters will certainly not be put off by Kroos’s outspokenness. They know the type of players they have on their hands and what they can continue to do to raise the roof of the team.

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