According to Marca, Toni Kroos is essentially a Real Madrid player after a move from Bayern Munich was agreed between the two clubs
It’s said that the transfer, worth a €25m fee with a five-year contract, will be signed off on after Germany are eliminated from the World Cup.
All that remains is to agree minor aspects of the deal, but the price is set and Kroos will move to Spain, the report claims, despite Bayern making a late attempt to keep Kroos in Germany.
Kroos still had one year left on his contract at Bayern and his refusal to sign a new deal put the German side in a difficult situation. Either they could keep him for a year and then watch him leave on a free transfer, or sell him now and make a tidy sum of money on him.
Real Madrid have played it smart and signed one of the best midfielders in the world at a rock bottom price. They sent out feelers, waited calmly until Bayern were ready to sell and then sealed the deal ahead of other top clubs interested in the player, like Manchester United.