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Munich to Madrid, via Brazil – Tony Kroos
- Updated: 23 July, 2014
As the new La Liga season grows ever closer and the transfer window starts to heat up from it’s World Cup break, we being to look at some of the major deals that have happened this summer and how they could play a major part in shaping the course of the 2014/15 La Liga season.
First on the list is Real Madrid’s signed of German attacking midfielder Toni Kroos from European rivals Bayern Munich.
Kroos has put pen to paper on a six-year deal at the Bernabeu just several days after playing a pivotal role in Germany’s World Cup success in the Maracana.
The 24-year old scored twice and notched up three assists during the tournament victory, but it was his range of passing that really caught the eye. Whether it be short, intricate passes or pinpoint diagonals, Kroos completed an impressive 91.2% of his passes in Brazil.
The play-maker’s record at club level is faultless as well. In a combined total of 176 appearances for Bayern Munich he scored 23 goals playing in a range of midfield positions during the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League campaigns. And in turn, Kroos also helped the German side to several major honours, especially under Jupp Heynckes when they won the treble in 2013.
Overall, in his time at Bayern Munich and for the German national team has seen him win three Bundesliga’s, three DFB-Pokal’s, a Champions League and a World Cup. A staggering return at the age of 24, and fans of Real Madrid will be hoping that he can carry on that habit this coming season. If he can pick up where he left of from in Brazil, Real Madrid could have got themselves the signing of the Summer.
Kroos’ qualities in midfield just add further depth the almost embarrasing array of riches that Real Madrid possess in the middle of the park, Angel Di Maria, Luka Modric, Isco, Xabi Alonso for example.
The Spanish giants will be hoping the World Cup winner can help them regain the La Liga title from their city rivals Atleti, as well as retaining the Champions League and Copa Del Rey trophies in what could be a treble winning season for the capital city team.Follow @icentrocampista