Real Madrid complete Toni Kroos signing

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Real Madrid have completed the signing of Bayern Munich midfield sensation Toni Kroos for a reported fee of £24 million, The Daily Mail reports.

The 24-year-old - who led Germany to World Cup glory in their 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday - will sign a five-year contract at the Spanish giants.

Real Madrid beat the likes of Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea to acquire the services of a midfielder who made the most passes during the World Cup in Brazil.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had publicly admitted that he would rather let Kroos leave this summer rather than to depart the club as a free agent, with the 58-year-old keen to cash in on the midfielder.

New arrival

It was hoped that Kroos - who arrived at the Allianz Arena from Hansa Rostock as a 17-year-old in 2006 - would change his mind ovee the decision to depart the club and sign a new multi-year contract, but it seems that he had already made up his mind over the move.

Kroos flew with the likes of Philipp Lahm, Bastain Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller back to Munich following the conclusion of the post-World Cup festivities in Berlin but it seemed that his mind was in another place altogether.

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Bayern success

During his eight years as a Bayern Munich player, he blossomed into one of the best players in his position worldwide and played over 200 times for the Bavarian outfit in all competitions.

Kroos leaves the German giants having won both national and continental titles such as the Champions League, FIFA World Club Cup, three Bundesliga titles and a matching number of DFB Pokal honours.

The Greifswald-born midfielder has been recovering from his World Cup antics in Majorca and was presented as a Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier today.

One German international who is unlikely to greet his World Cup winning teammate is Sami Khedira, with the 27-year-old possibly set to join Arsenal.

Khedira to move on?

The Premier League club have reportedly agreed the fee with Real Madrid for Khedira, although they are yet to discuss personal terms with the holding midfielder.

If the deal was to go through, the former VfB Stuttgart sweeper would become the club's third big signing after the summer, after the London club raided Barcelona for the services of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and bought Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle.

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