Manchester United are one of a number of clubs who are in the hunt for Germany’s World Cup midfielder Christoph Kramer. According to TalkSport, Kramer is also sought by Real Madrid who will have to pay around £8m for his services.
The defensive midfielder has had long interest from Manchester United with German media reporting a deal to take him to the Premier League is close. Louis Van Gaal’s injury crisis has hurt Manchester United so far in the 2014/15 campaign meaning he is forced to look to expand his squad depth in either January or next summer in 2015.
Kramer began his professional career with Borussia Leverkusen and worked his way through the youth academy. Kramer spent time with the Leverkusen B team, appearing in 27 league matches. However Kramer has never played for the first team there, going on loan to VFL Bochum for whom he played 61 second tier fixtures. Then in July 2013 he moved to current side Borussia Mönchengladbach on a 2 year loan.
At Gladbach he has impressed in his 42 Bundesliga clashes and with Real Madrid now suffering a slight injury worry in the midfield, Carlo Ancelotti is tempted to try and nab Kramer. With 8 caps for Germany, Kramer is also known for receiving concussion in the World Cup final this summer. He was forced off when he asked the referee “Is this the World Cup final?”
Where do you think Kramer will end up? Manchester United, Real Madrid or elsewhere?
By Gareth Thomas | December 11th, 2014