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Germany Midfielder Toni Kroos Will Join Real Madrid After World Cup Ends

toni kroos1 Germany Midfielder Toni Kroos Will Join Real Madrid After World Cup Ends

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos will join Real Madrid after the World Cup is over, ending speculation regarding whether the player will remain with Bayern Munich or not.

Bayern Munich Honorary President Franz Beckenbauer let the “cat out of the bag” when he disclosed:

“In a career there is also a future. And if it is an experience abroad, going to a club like Real Madrid is priceless.

“As honorary president of Bayern I regret his departure. If Toni Kroos leaves, we have lost a player of absolutely world-class.”

Kroos rejected a new deal with Bayern, and said that he would announce his decision after the World Cup concluded. But Bild revealed the details, stating that Kroos will sign a five-year contract at Real Madrid until the end of 2018/19 season for wages of £4.7million per season – an increase of £800,000 on the midfielder’s current wages at Bayern Munich.

The news of Kroos heading to Real Madrid will come as a blow to Manchester United fans who were hoping that the talismanic German would be heading to Old Trafford.

READ MOREWhy Toni Kroos is the unsung hero of World Cup 2014.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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