World Cup Winner Toni Kroos Joins Real Madrid on a Six-Year Deal

Toni Kroos, whose contract with Bayern expires next season, sided with Real Madrid over alternative touted moves to the likes of Manchester United or Chelsea.

updated: July 17, 2014 17:03 IST
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Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos celebrates after scoring during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany.


Madrid: Toni Kroos on Thursday became Real Madrid's first high profile signing for the new season, moving from Bayern Munich on a six-year deal just days after winning the World Cup with Germany.

The 24-year-old playmaker had an outstanding World Cup, scoring two goals in two minutes in the 7-1 semi-final rout of Brazil, en route to overcoming Argentina 1-0 in Sunday's final.

Spanish media said Real and Bayern agreed a deal worth between EUR25 million and EUR30 million ($33-$40 million). The two clubs said the transfer fee would remain secret.

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