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Real Madrid unveil Toni Kroos - LIVE!
The German World Cup hero has joined the Champions League winners - stay with Goal for all the reaction and quotes surrounding his presentation!

23:57 SGT

7/17/14

So as the German international shelters from the baking Madrid sun, and the supporters head out of the ground happy with what they've seen, it is time for me to bid farewell too. But there will be all sorts of further news and reaction to Kroos' transfer from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid in the coming hours across the Goal network. Thank you folks, and stay tuned!

23:54 SGT

7/17/14

And with that Toni Kroos heads back down the tunnel, his work on Day 1 as a Real Madrid player complete. The tough stuff is still to come, but he has six years in which to wow the Blancos supporters some more. The magnificent reception he has received around the city today will become a daily occurrence if he can justify the club's faith in him.

23:51 SGT

7/17/14

The 51-cap German continues to make his way around the Bernabeu pitch, picking off the awaiting footballs one at a time. He poses for a few more photographs before heading off. It's fair to say you'll see a bit more of that No. 8 shirt in the coming days. Quite the capture.

23:47 SGT

7/17/14

A number of balls are dotted around the Bernabeu pitch, and Kroos obligingly hoofs them one-by-one into the crowd. Next up, he buries a penalty past... well, nobody!

23:45 SGT

7/17/14

This is a fabulous display of skills from Kroos, which perhaps is a bad thing to do. There's nothing like inflating expectations at the Bernabeu!

23:44 SGT

7/17/14

Out comes Kroos in the new Real Madrid strip to pose for photographs. And the ball-juggling can commence. He is cheered on all the way, and gets a fair number of touches in on the feet, knees and chest before finally letting the ball drop. He then sticks up both thumbs for the cameramen.

23:41 SGT

7/17/14

I should point out that Kroos would likely have taken the No. 39 shirt he wore at both Bayern and Leverkusen were he allowed, but Spanish League rules that first-teamers must choose from numbers 1 to 25 wherever possible.

23:36 SGT

7/17/14

"I'm very proud to be here," the player told everyone during his speech, and it is worth noting that he was linked with Manchester United - who have themselves unveiled new coach Louis van Gaal today - before settling on Real Madrid as his next destination.

23:34 SGT

7/17/14

The ex-Bayern man takes a walk down the steps of the Santiago Bernabeu and heads down the tunnel to change into his new kit, after which he'll had back out for the customary bull-juggling that so many great stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Luis Figo and David Beckham have done before him.

23:32 SGT

7/17/14

"I know what it's like at a club like Real Madrid, where it is imperative to win trophies," says Kroos before saying a final thanks. He then embraces Perez and holds the No. 8 shirt up together with the president. And let's face it, we already know he looks good in an all-white strip!

23:30 SGT

7/17/14

"I want to express my sadness about Alfredo Di Stefano's passing," says Kroos, before thanking everyone at the club for the opportunity to play at the Bernabeu.

23:29 SGT

7/17/14

"Real Madrid is the most important club in the world," says Kroos, before adding his thanks to Bayern Munich for the way they supported him throughout his eight years at the club.

23:27 SGT

7/17/14

"I want to thank you for choosing our club," says Perez, before Kroos gets up and waves at his adoring fans for the first time. He will speak in German, but will no doubt have a dig at some Spanish - as is the custom - before being passed his No. 8 shirt by the president.

23:26 SGT

7/17/14

Perez has to keep stopping mid-speech to allow the fans in the ground to continue singing their various songs. Those present seem delighted to have the Germany international on board.

23:25 SGT

7/17/14

Again, Kroos looks a little embarrassed as Perez talks so more about the new signing's talents. He seems to be wondering what all the fuss is about!

23:23 SGT

7/17/14

"He again showed his quality in Brazil, and he was one of the best players at the World Cup," says Perez, and Kroos smiles after hearing back a translation on a headset he has pinned to his right ear. "Toni, Welcome to Real Madrid," adds the president.

23:20 SGT

7/17/14

President Florentino Perez stands up to speak, and again fans sing his name. He says it's a moment of great satisfaction to present a player of such great quality as Toni Kroos, before the very mention of the late Alfredo Di Steafno's name gets a standing ovation.

23:18 SGT

7/17/14

The Germany star has a slight look of trepidation on his face as he watches some of those images. Maybe he is not the best at watching himself on TV, or perhaps he's still taking it in that he's about to hold up the famous white shirt of Real Madrid.

23:16 SGT

7/17/14

A video of Kroos' finest moments for Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and Germany is played to everybody, reminding them of exactly what they can expect from the 24-year-old.

23:15 SGT

7/17/14

Here he comes. Kroos, wearing a white shirt with opened collar under a suit jacket, takes his seat next to Florentino Perez, whose name is chanted by the crowd outside.