first_imgKlaus Allofs, mythical former German manager, left an indelible mark on the Bundesliga by forming a golden Werder Bremen that conquered the salad bowl in 2004. He dressed players like Diego, Micoud or Pizarro as a verdiblanco and even he almost convinced Toni Kroos to make the move to Bremen. “We loved Toni, but in the end we had to be satisfied with her brother Felix”, remembers Allofs in the Phrasenmäher podcast of the German newspaper Bild.Allofs refers to the year 2006, when Kroos, then the fashion boy from the Hansa Rostock youth academy, joined the Bayern Munich factory. Allofs knew that Kroos had everything to highlight; so it was. Only a season later he debuted with the Bavarian first team. “We tried, but there was no way. He had already given Bayern his word “, remembers the former boss of the Werder. Yes, Allofs did not throw in the towel and continued to tempt Kroos when he was already at Bayern. He made it clear to the current Real Madrid midfielder that in Bremen they would wait for him with open arms in case their stay at Bayern was not as expected. “He is a big fan of Bremen, especially from Johan Micoud, “says Allofs. “We hoped that, perhaps, things could go wrong at Bayern and, in that case, you will accept our offer. But it didn’t happen, “he concluded.Kroos excelled at Bayern and the German national team. He was proclaimed world champion in 2014 and signed for Real Madrid, where to this day he is still indisputable. However, in his documentation he made it clear that he has a passion for Bremen. “I thought about it a lot. I had an offer from my club, Werder Bremen, which was not far from Greifswald, my hometown. In the end I discarded it. I thought I had to find my way by myself“Kroos explained.last_img read more