Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos signs new deal until 2015

Toni Kroos has signed a contract extension with Bayern Munich that will tie him to the club until 2015...
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has put pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal that will keep him at the Bavarian side until June 2015.

The 21-year-old's contract was due to expire in the summer of 2012 but the defending Bundesliga champions were eager to extend his stay at the Allianz Arena.

The extension was announced via Bayern's official website on Thursday, and sporting director Christian Nerlinger spoke of his satisfaction at tying down the Germany international.

"This is another important step in our long-term plan to build a highly successful squad," Nerlinger said. "After Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller and Holger Badstuber we have now completed the extension of a fifth German national team player.

"We are confident Toni will develop into a great player and are pleased to have wrapped up the negotiations."

Kroos joined FC Hollywood from Hansa Rostock in 2006 and made his debut at the age of 17 before going out on loan to Bayer Leverkusen for 18 months. He returned after the 2010 World Cup, and has made 21 appearances this season.

Kroos was ecstatic with the new deal, saying: "I am delighted that Bayern still believe in me and I feel at home here. I am confident we will be able to win more titles in the coming years just as the fans expect."

The young star will be reunited with Bayer Leverkusen coach Jupp Heynckes next season, who is set to succeed Louis van Gaal in the summer.

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