Toni Kroos completes £24m move to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich
Madrid (DIPLOMAT) Toni Kroos has completed his £24million move to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich.
The German champions announced on Thursday morning that an agreement had been reached between the clubs and he would make an immediate transfer.
Kroos’ contract was due to expire next summer and the World Cup winner has penned a six-year deal at the Bernabeu.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: ‘We would like to thank Toni Kroos for his time here in Munich.
‘We enjoyed great success here together. We would like to wish him and his family all the best in Madrid and with Real.’
Kroos won three Bundesliga titles in four seasons with Bayern, clinching the DFB-Pokal three times and being part of the historic treble-winning side of 2012-13.
And the 2014 World Cup winner said: ‘I know that at this club you are expected to win trophies but I’m the right man for that because I’m used to winning.
‘I know this is the correct decision and I’m very proud to have made it.
‘I cannot think of anything more wonderful than being here. This is the biggest club in the world.
‘In 2013 I won the Champions League and in 2014 Real won it, and I hope we can win it again next year. I hope to be able to return the confidence this club has shown in me.’
That year they also clinched the Champions League, before winning the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup last season.
In total, Kroos made 173 Bundesliga appearances, scoring 23 goals, 13 for Bayern and 10 during an 18-month loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen.
The midfielder was an ever-present for Germany at the World Cup, lifting the trophy in Rio de Janeiro last Sunday.
He joins compatriot Sami Khedira in Madrid and will be presented to the media later on Thursday after undergoing a medical.For more news and stories, join us on Facebook,Twitter , or contact us through our Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org