'Real Madrid got the bargain of the century in Kroos'

ShareClose Comments
The 27-year-old has been a star performer for the Spanish side after a €25 million move from Bayern Munich - a rare deal in modern football

Real Madrid pulled off the "bargain of the century" when they signed Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich in 2014, his agent says.

The German midfielder has been a pivotal player for the capital side, making over 150 appearances since his €25 million move.

Madrid 7/2 to retain CL

Last season, Luis Suarez was the only La Liga star to register more assists (13) than Kroos' 12, and only three created more chances than he did.

Toni Kroos Real Madrid Levante LaLiga

The fee Madrid paid for the 27-year-old looks very cheap in comparison to the sums being spent on players three years later, after Neymar made a €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona signed Ousmane Dembele for a price that could reach €147m.

And the World Cup winner has proven to be incredible business for the Spanish side, his agent maintains.

"If you look at the fees today, and remember that Toni moved for €25 million, you can say that he is the bargain of the century for Real," Volker Struth told  Sport Bild .

"The Real Madrid board are still happy to have signed a player of such class, as they told us after the Champions League final in Cardiff. Just for comparison, James Rodriguez [now at Bayern] moved to Real Madrid from Monaco for €80m in the same year."

Struth also touched on Dembele's move to Barca, criticising the 20-year-old for forcing a way out of Borussia Dortmund by refusing to train.

Article continues below

"Because of guys like Dembele I have a shitty reputation. It annoys me that people say the agents told him not to come go to the training sessions anymore," he added. 

"The agents! So, me too! I'm sick of that. That kind of attitude from a player is a no-go. If one of my players did that, I would immediately part ways with him. Where will it end?

"There is enough lies and nonsense told and written about our job. I wish for more transparency."

Next article:
Burnley complete move for ex-Man Utd star
Next article:
'French media distorted Tevez's words' - Shanghai Shenhua defend striker's comments on Chinese football
Next article:
'Aguero should aim for 30 Premier League goals this year' - Shearer sets scoring challenge for Man City striker
Next article:
MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer
Next article:
Man Utd transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Old Trafford
Close