Toni Kroos was running out of contract in 2013/14. He was offered less than €10M per year in a new deal which was lesser than what Mario Gotze earns.
Pep Guardiola did his best to keep him but couldn’t do much with the rift between board & player.
He was offered to Barcelona twice by his agent which Luis Enrique rejected both times and chose Rakitic.
While Perez bought James, Toni was asked for by Ancelotti.
45,000 fans attended the presentation of James while only 8,000 appeared for Kroos.
His agent called the deal, “Steal of the Century.”
It has been 7 years and the “Shy German Sniper” has won everything with Real Madrid.
One of the most consistent players who won every possible trophy and was part of Madrid success of last decade.