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Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid on a six-year deal

Toni Kroos' inclusion at Real comes at a time when Khedira is linked to a move to England.

By: Reuters | Barcelona |
July 17, 2014 3:28:55 pm
Kroos was an instrumental player in Germany's World Cup triumph. (Source: AP) Kroos was an instrumental player in Germany’s World Cup triumph. (Source: AP)

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a six-year deal to join Real Madrid from Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga club confirmed on Thursday.

The 24-year-old was instrumental in Germany’s World Cup-winning campaign that culminated in a 1-0 final victory over Argentina on Sunday, and moves to the Bernabeu for a fee believed to be in the region of 25 million Euros ($33.82 million).

Kroos is Real’s first signing ahead of the new season and he could well take over set-piece duties from Xabi Alonso. His arrival could also lead to the departure of Germany team mate Sami Khedira, who has been linked with a move to England.

“We are grateful to Toni Kroos for his time in Munich,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club website (

“Together we had great achievements here and we wish he and his family all the best in Madrid with Real.”

Kroos joined the Bayern youth setup in 2006 and was a key member of the back-to-back domestic double winning sides of the past two seasons following a short loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen.

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