World Cup winner Toni Kroos has expressed his happiness that he has moved to Real Madrid this summer, rather than taking up an offer from either Manchester United or Chelsea, as reported by the Daily Star.
Kroos’s contract with Bayern Munich was set to expire at the end of the coming season, and there were suggestions that he could move to either Man Utd or Chelsea as a result. David Moyes has gone as far as to confirm that Man Utd had lined up a move for him this summer before his untimely dismissal as boss at Old Trafford.
The German international, however, decided to make a £20 million move to the Santiago Bernabeu, joining the winners of last season’s Champions League.
He said: “I made the right decision and I’m 100 percent satisfied at Real.
“My departure from Bayern had nothing to do with Pep [Guardiola]. We see football the same way. He refined my style of play and developed my skills.
“We’re talking about the two biggest footballing institutions in the world, although Real have a higher profile internationally than Bayern.
“It’s amazing to think that 20,000 people came to see me unveiled when I had yet to play so much as a second. That would be unthinkable in Germany. Spanish fans get more into football and are more emotional about it.”
Kroos, 24, has emerged as one of the top midfield playmakers in Europe today, and fans of both Chelsea and Man Utd will almost certainly be disappointed to have missed out on the former Bayern star.