The worst-kept secret of the summer has finally been revealed. Toni Kroos is a Real Madrid player. Just as MARCA has been reporting over recent weeks, the deal had already been done.
The player has left Bayern Munich a year before his contract expired in exchange for €25 million plus another €5 million in variables, which depend on the player reaching certain objectives once dressed in white. He will earn €6 million per season to the end of his contract.
The best player of the World Cup, according to FIFA's website, will land in Madrid to be presented to his new public. Kroos will wear the number 8 shirt, expected to become a bestseller from the minute it hits the shelves in the Bernabéu shop.
His presentation ceremony will take place at 17:00 in the VIP box of the stadium, the usual venue for this kind of event. It will be there that Florentino Pérez will address Kroos for the first time as a Real Madrid player and where the German will first say the famous words, "Hala Madrid", to the delight of the fans, who are expected to flock to the White Coliseum despite the time and the soaring temperatures in the capital.