Toni Kroos was unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Thursday. The Germany international has signed a six-year contract with the European champions, but the transfer fee paid to Bayern Munich has not been disclosed (click here to read more).
Much is expected of the 24-year-old midfielder, who was a key player in Die Mannschaft’s 2014 World Cup triumph in Brazil, and his compatriot Mesut Ozil has wished him the best of luck in his Spanish adventure.
Ozil was on the books of Madrid for three years between 2010 and 2013, and was one of Los Blancos’s best players during this period. The 25-year-old Germany international was a key reason why Cristiano Ronaldo could score so many goals during those three seasons.
However, the recruitment of Spain international midfielder Isco from Malaga last summer saw Ozil deemed surplus to requirements by coach Carlo Ancelotti, and he was shipped to Arsenal for £42.5 million.
Now, it is another German star Madrid have signed. Kroos arrives at the Santiago Bernabeu with the reputation of being one of the best players in the world and a ‘complete midfielder’.
However, the former Bayern star will have to prove himself to the Madrid fans and show that he is worth every penny of the reported £20 million that the 10-time European champions paid to the German giants for his services.