Toni Kroos signs huge new deal at Real Madrid

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Having joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for approximately £25 million in 2014, Toni Kroos must be one of football's greatest ever bargains.

The Germany midfielder, 26, is widely regarded as a world-class midfielder and well renowned for his wide range of passing in the centre of the park.

Every top side needs an orchestrator and Kroos is arguably the best there is when it comes to recycling possession.


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In a team full of Galacticos, Kroos' performances often fly under the radar at the Bernabeu, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale usually making headlines.

However, Real certainly appreciate the German's influence, so much so that they've reportedly handed him a brand new contract.

And it's absolutely incredible. According to Bild, Kroos has signed a new six-year deal in the Spanish capital that will see him earn an eye-watering £365,000-per-week.

To put his wage into context, the 26-year-old's yearly income will now rise from €11 million to €20 million (before tax), making him the highest-paid German footballer, above Thomas Muller (€15m), Bastian Schweinsteiger (€14m) and Ilkay Gundogan (€12m).

A statement on Real's official website said: "Real Madrid C.F. and Toni Kroos have come to an agreement on a contract extension which will see the player linked to the club until 30 June 2022.

"Toni Kroos will speak to the media [on Thursday] in the press room of the Santiago Bernabeu."

Manager Zinedine Zidane will have played a large role in Kroos being handed a contract extension at Real having hailed the midfielder as "perfect" earlier this year.

"Toni is perfect for Real Madrid," he said, per Marca. "Our style has changed since he joined.

"I hope he stays with us for many years. He's the piece of the puzzle that we were missing for a long time and he fits the Real Madrid philosophy perfectly".

Kroos has an important part to play for Real this season if they're to end their five-year wait for the La Liga title. 

Los Blancos have won four of their opening seven league games so far but recent draws to Las Palmas and Eibar allowed rivals Atletico Madrid to rise above them into top spot. 

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