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- 2002: Greifswalder SC to Hansa Rostock – free transfer
- 2006: Hansa Rostock Youth to Bayern Munich – £2 Million
- 2014: Bayern Munich to Real Madrid – £22 Million
Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer playing as a midfielder. He's a part of Real Madrid's squad but also the German National Team. Kroos' career began in his homeland – Germany, but he has played for Los Blancos ever since 2014. His stay at Santiago Bernabeu has resulted in 3 consecutive Champions League titles, two Supercopa de España, and 2 La Liga triumphs. He has also won the Champions League with another team – Bayern Munich and has won the German championship and Cup. Furthermore, Toni Kroos is a 2014 World Cup winner with Germany. Definitely a long list of honors that are well deserved.
Toni Kroos’ Transfer History
Born Greifswald in East Germany, Kroos began playing football in the youth academy of the local team Greifswalder SC at the age of 7. Destined for greatness, he was bound to search for a club able to provide him with greater possibilities, thus joining Hansa Rostock. Not that it's the most productive academy ever, but his stay at Hansa was vital for his career, as it was here when Bayern Munich scouts spotted him. He finally joined the Bavarians' youth team in 2006 at the age of 16. Reportedly Kroos was skipping school to be involved in training regularly.
In 2007 he got promoted to the senior squad and was quick to impress on his debut. Coming on as a substitute with 18 minutes left on the clock, Kroos managed to provide two assists for Miroslav Klose. At the time, the teenager was also the youngest player to feature in a Bayern match, a later broken record. In 2010/2011, he finally started to feature regularly and developed his trademark skills, being given the role of a deep-lying playmaker.
After reaching two Champions League finals and winning one of them with Bayern, Kroos felt its time to move on. In the summer of 2014, the transfer odds of him joining Manchester United were pretty much close to 1. However, the sacking of the Red Devils' boss David Moyes meant that the move fell through as new coach Louis van Gaal wasn't interested in Kroos. The transfer rumours continued until Real Madrid announced that an agreement with the German player had been reached.
With Kroos’ crosses, Los Blancos enjoyed several successful campaigns, but in 2016 the football whispers kept on flowing gossiping that the midfielder is bound to depart Bernabeu. Rumours suggested that he's a transfer target of several Premier League sides, including Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City. However, neither of them made the transfer news with Kroos' signature. He has remained with Real, but a recent bust-up in the club's results may hint at his exit. Reportedly in 2019, PSG had inquired Zidane's club about their player, but nothing came out of it. Perhaps Kroos may be looking to a return to his homeland, which may see him wearing Bayern's kit once again.