On a day like today, in 2014, the real Madrid formalized the signature Toni Kroos. The then 24-year-old midfielder came out at the Santiago Bernabéu just four days after proclaiming himself world champion with Germany in the Brazil World Cup 2014.
The white club paid 25 million euros to Bayern Munich for the transfer of the footballer, who still had a year left on his contract in bavaria. Kroos he did not feel sufficiently valued by the management of Bayern after receiving a renewal offer which he considered insufficient despite being a fundamental element for Jupp Heynckes first and for Guardiola after. The Catalan coach only had him under his command for a single season and actively and passively demanded the renewal of his pupil.
However, the player’s decision to leave the bavaria He was firm and Madrid he only had to pay 25 million euros for his transfer. Seen the seen, one of the biggest deals we can remember. Undisputed starter since his debut against Sevilla in European Super Cup contested in Cardiff on August 12, 2014 (he had only done one training course after returning from vacation), Kroos He has been one of the most important strategic signings of recent times in European football.
The bavaria lost one of its best players (that same summer, Xabi Alonso arrived at the request of Guardiola); the Barcacommissioned by Luis Enriqueopted for Ivan Rakitic when he had Kroos gunshot, and Madrid recruited the most dominant midfielder of his generation who would eventually form a partnership with casemiro there modric essential to winning four champions.
Kroos landed on his feet
“I’m incredibly proud to be here. There is nothing more beautiful and I thank Real Madrid for this opportunity. They gave me the opportunity to play for the most important club in the world. I also thank Bayern for the opportunity to take this step,” he said. Kroos in his first words as a white player.
“I know here you have to win titles, but it’s a boost for me and I think I’m the right man for that. In 2013 I won the Championsin 2014 he made Madrid and my wish is to win it again this year. I hope that this trust can be mutual. I will give everything for this club and its supporters. Hala Madrid!” he proclaimed in his presentation.
The rest is history: Toni Kroos It is one of the banners of the Madrid, one of the most decisive midfielders in the world and a tireless winner, as evidenced by his record in white: four Champions Leagues (five in total), three Leagues, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups and three Spanish Super Cups. His only mole, the Copa del Rey, the only title he hasn’t won.
With Madrid, he played 365 games in all competitions, during which he scored 25 goals and provided 84 assists.