Report: Toni Kroos to Real Madrid is a done deal

Matthias Hangst

The announcement will be made right the FIFA World Cup.

Toni Kroos will be a Real Madrid player after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Only a day after Marca reported that Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were negotiating for the German midfielder, Managing Madrid is able to confirm that Kroos will indeed sign for Real Madrid and the deal is all but confirmed. Both clubs are waiting for Germany's World Cup to be over before making it official, but Kroos' signing with los blancos will be made sooner or later.

This move will likely influence Real Madrid's roster, since players like Ángel Di María or Sami Khedira could now be on their way out of the squad. Khedira has yet to agree a contract extension with Real Madrid while Ángel Di María still doesn't know what will happen with his future.

Ancelotti's plans for Kroos are yet to be known, but he's playing as a central and attacking midfielder his whole career in a similar position to Luka Modric's in Real's 4-3-3. Still, Ancelotti and his coaching staff could try to develop either him or Modric into a deep midfielder to eventually replace Xabi Alonso.

One thing is for certain, Kroos will be Real's first signing this summer. The rest is yet to come.

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