Toni Kroos seals Real Madrid switch

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has thanked midfielder Toni Kroos for his time at the club, while wishing him luck after completing a move to Real Madrid on Thursday.

Kroos has completed the move after returning home from his exploits at the World Cup in Brazil, where Germany became the first European side to win the tournament in the Americas.

The 24-year-old netted twice in the emphatic 7-1 win over the hosts in the semi-finals but played a key role throughout the event.

The Germany international is scheduled to be showcased in front of the fans at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday after completing a medical.

Bayern signed the midfielder from Hansa Rostock as a 16-year-old, going on to feature 176 times for the German giants and helping the club to re-establish themselves on the world scene.

He was part of the historic treble-winning team of 2012-13 which also lifted the Champions League, before going on to win the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup last season.

Manchester United had expressed an interest in signing Kroos this summer but Los Blancos move quickly to secure his services on a six-year deal.

Rummenigge admitted that it was a blow to lose such a talented player but wished him well.

Rummenigge said: “We would like to thank Toni Kroos for his time here in Munich.

“We enjoyed great success here together. We would like to wish him and his family all the best in Madrid and with Real.”

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