Toni Kroos to Real Madrid: World Cup winner confirms he will leave Bayern in £20m deal
Midfielder confirmed the news after beating Argentina in the Maracana
Monday 14 July 2014
Toni Kroos confirmed he will join Spanish giants Real Madrid after helping Germany win the World Cup final in Brazil.
Kroos enjoyed a fantastic tournament, scoring two goals and providing four assists as he played every minute of the World Cup for Joachim Low's eventual champions.
Speaking to Brazilian news agency UOL after the 1-0 win over Argentina in the Maracana, Kroos revealed he would be leaving German champions Bayern Munich for Los Blancos.
"We’ve finished the World Cup in the best way possible. Now I’m going to Madrid, so that’s two dreams achieved," the 24-year-old said.
The deal is expected to cost a cut-price €25m (£19.9m), because he is in the last year of his current contract. Despite negotiations last season, Kroos and Bayern were unable to reach a new deal and the midfielder was threatening to run down his contract, meaning he would leave for nothing next year.
He was paid £60,000-per-week at Bayern last season and can expect a significant increase in Madrid.
Kroos scored four goals and added eight assists in 45 matches as the club won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal Cup.
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