Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on a six-year deal, reported to be around 30 million euros.
The 24-year-old played every minute of Germany's fourth World Cup triumph and scored a brace against Brazil in the semifinal.
Bayern had reportedly offered a new contract to the midfielder but he turned down the offer. Real issued a statement on their website, confirming the arrival of the highly rated Germany international.
"Real Madrid C. F. and FC Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the transfer of Toni Kroos, who will join the club for the next six seasons," reads the statement. "The player will be presented today, 17 July at 17:00h in the Royal Box at the Santiago Bernabeu following a medical.
"Toni Kroos will then step onto the pitch at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time in a Real Madrid shirt, and will then attend the media in the pressroom."
— Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) July 17, 2014
Kroos won three Bundesliga titles with Bayern and also played a crucial role in their Champions League, Club World Cup triumphs in 2013. He has made 173 Bundesliga appearances overall and scored 23 goals, including 10 during a loan stint with Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thanked Kroos for his contributions.
"We would like to thank Toni Kroos for his time in Munich," Rummenigge said. "We enjoyed great success with him here and we now wish him and his family all the best in Madrid."
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) July 17, 2014
Kroos will join countryman Sami Khedira at Madrid, though the latter is now strongly linked with a move to Premier League sides Chelsea or Arsenal.