5 best midfield bargains of the 21st Century
#4 Toni Kroos - From Bayern Munich to Real Madrid for £25m in 2014
Now people might wonder how £25m is a bargain. Let me explain.
In the same window that Real Madrid signed Toni Kroos, Liverpool signed Adam Lallana for £25m, Ander Herrera moved to Manchester United for £30m and Manchester City signed Wilfried Bony for £25m.
These players are all fantastic but Kroos is in a league of his own. In fact, one can also argue that the only central midfielder who can match up to the phenomenal German currently is his teammate Luka Modric.
Kroos for £25m was definitely a bargain as he provided a long term option in midfield and took over seamlessly from an ageing and outgoing Xabi Alonso.
Now 27, the German has 18 major honours to his name including a FIFA World Cup and a treble with Bayern Munich.