Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has revealed he could leave the German giants in the near future. The 23-year-old has nine goals and eight assists to his name from 35 appearances in all competitions for the Bavarians this season and he is now considered as one of the best attacking midfielders in the Bundesliga.
"It is not an eternity until 2015. Right now I feel great here and could consider staying longer. But everyone who knows me is aware I am open for new experiences. Right now, there is no reason to consider it as the club's perspective is very good," Kroos has been quoted in an ESPN report.
The youngster, who joined the Bavarians' academy in 2006, broke into the club's first team in 2010, after impressing during a loan spell with Bayer Leverkusen the previous season. And since Jupp Heynckes took charge at Bayern in 2011, Kroos has been transformed from a central midfielder into an extremely effective No 10.
"I was convinced, I could do it. I played good in that role last season and was confident I could improve further. I want to play that position. I am important for the team in that position. And Thomas [Muller] is playing a great season on the right and can contribute his qualities from there," the player added.
Kroos will be hoping his goal scoring run, and that of his team, continues on Tuesday night, when Italian champions Juventus visit the Allianz Arena. Antonio Conte's men are in town for the first leg of the two clubs' Champions League quarter final; read an IBTimes UK preview.
Conte: Juventus Underdogs against Bayern
Meanwhile, Juventus coach Conte feels his side are the underdogs in the Champions League quarter final tie.
"It is the first time in a long while that we play in a Champions League quarter-final. Of course, we are underdogs against one of the big favourites, but we have not come here to lose. Bayern have many top players. Their midfield is especially good. They are a good reference for us, not just on the pitch but also as a club," Conte said.