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The Germany star welcomes the arrival of the Spaniard at the Allianz Arena and agrees that it is inevitable that some "very, very good players" will miss out on a starting spot

Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos feels that new signing Thiago will add healthy competition for places under Pep Guardiola next season.

The 22-year-old's €20 million (£17.3m) switch to Sabener Strasse was announced on Sunday after the European champions successfully beat Manchester United to the midfielder's signature.

Thiago's arrival will add further competition to an already talent-laden midfield at the Allianz Arena for the coming season but his new team-mate says that it is up to the coach to select the best starting XI possible.

"It's Pep's job to assign Thiago to a position," the 23-year-old told Tageszeitung.

"I think he's a very good footballer and good footballers are always welcome.

"In a team which has so much quality, a few very, very good players will have to sit on the bench, just like last season."

The Bavarian giants will face Borussia Dortmund in the Supercup on July 27.

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