Kroos seals Real Madrid switch

Madrid, Spain ( - German World Cup champion midfielder Toni Kroos has completed a move to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga club confirmed on Thursday.

Kroos, 24, was a key figure for Germany during the World Cup as Die Mannschaft topped Argentina, 1-0, last Sunday to claim their fourth World Cup title. Kroos netted two goals and added four assists during the competition.

He joins the European champions on a new six-year deal for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Kroos joined Bayern from Hansa Rostock as a 16-year-old and went on to make 173 Bundesliga appearances. He was part of the historic treble-winning side of 2012-13 that lifted the Champions League, Bundesliga title and German Cup. He also won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup last season.

"We thank Toni Kroos for his time in Munich," commented FC Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, "We have achieved great success here together with him. We wish him and his family all the best in Madrid and with Real."