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Toni Kroos signs contract extension with Real Madrid until 2022

2.27K   //    12 Oct 2016, 18:00 IST
Kroos has put pen to paper

Real Madrid have secured the services of one of their best midfielders in Toni Kroos. The German midfielder has signed a new contract with the Spanish giants which will keep him at the Bernabeu until 2022.

Kroos joined Real Madrid in 2014 from Bayern Munich and since then has been an important part of the Los Blancos team ever since he made his debut. Xabi Alonso went the other way joining the Bavarian giants.

Kroos has so far made 75 appearances scoring 4 goals but his role in Madrid is to be the creator and playmaker of the team along with Luka Modric. Now his presence holds even more importance because of the injury crisis the club are currently facing.

Both Casemiro and Luka Modric are out of the side and the creative and defensive burden has fallen on him. The club have taken a very important step in extending his contract and the best years of Kroos is yet to come.

This is the official statement from the club:

“Real Madrid C. F. and Toni Kroos have come to an agreement on a contract extension which will see the player linked to the club until 30 June 2022”

Bild are reporting that his current salary is at par with some of the best players in the world. Kroos new contract allows him to collect a cool 350,000 pounds every peek as part of criteria of the club’s fee structure.

This makes him the highest paid German footballer ever. Quite an achievement for the player.

Kroos is only 26 years of age and still has his prime years ahead of him. The German has already won more than most footballers on the planet in his short stay with the club including the UEFA Champions League.

The German also won the World Cup in 2014 when they overcame Argentine in 120 minutes in that very famous final in Brazil. Kroos is one of Zidane’s favourites at the club and has quickly endeared himself to the Bernabeu faithful.

Kroos struggled to find his feet at the beginning of his career but has now established himself as one of the best in the league and probably the world. His biggest asset is his range of passing.

He plays 40-yard passes from deep with a lot of ease and that enables Real Madrid to attack with speed and efficiency. Madrid’s next game in La Liga is against Betis away. They desperately need a win after 4 consecutive draws in 

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