Spanish giants Real Madrid have finally signed 24-year-old German playmaker Toni Kroos from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, according to BBC Sport.

With speculation about Kroos' future being prominent since before the World Cup, the young midfielder said that he would sort out what he was doing once the World Cup was over. On Thursday he told reporters that he would be joining Real Madrid before too long, and later that day Bayern confirmed they have reached an agreement over his transfer to the reigning Champions League holders.

Kroos in Munich

"We thank Toni Kroos for his time in Munich, said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern chief executive.

"We have achieved great success with him here. We wish him and his family all the best in Madrid and with Real."

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After a good 2013-14 season with Bayern and a fantastic World Cup, which was won by Kroos and his German teammates, the former Bayern player will move to Madrid for a fee in the region of £20million.

The contract

He has reportedly signed a six-year contract with Madrid, worth £5.3million a year after tax. He will now link up with the likes of Sami Khedira, Luke Modric and Xabi Alonso in the Los Blancos midfield, and provide Carlo Ancelotti with yet another excellent option in the middle of the park.

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