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Robbie Williams has urged Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos to join Manchester United.
The former Take That star and the German professional are in a good relationship, with Kroos tweeting back in 2017 that he enjoyed reading the singer’s autobiography.
Williams performed at the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup. He posted on his Twitter account “I love you @ToniKroos8”, after the 29-year-old’s free-kick against Sweden.
While discussing the player’s future career, Williams has urged Kroos to move to Old Trafford, as he feels the Catalan side are the wrong club for him.
The singer told Kroos’ documentary as quoted by Marca: “You’ve won everything in Madrid, I’m asking you to sign for Manchester United! I think we have the best league in the world, the Premier League. That’s why one thing annoys me a lot. Real Madrid have made me feel small, as if I had a small penis. Football is my religion and I don’t like that there are gods bigger than mine.”
Previously Kroos was linked with the move to United, having had some talks with then manager David Moyes. However, the deal was canceled, following Scot’s sacking.
The German player told lifePR: “I knew before that Manchester wanted me. And Moyes underlined that absolutely. It was a really nice afternoon with very nice people. We talked a lot about United’s footballing plan which convinced me. In the end, we agreed to do it. We agreed verbally. I am not somebody who worries about contingencies. Yes, it was close. I almost went to Manchester United. But it did not happen that way.”