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Germany midfielder Kroos signs for Real Madrid


BERLIN, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has joined Spanish Primera Liga powerhouse Real Madrid from Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich on a six-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old will be presented later Thursday.

Kroos was a key member of German national team that just lifted the World Cup in Brazil.

Kroos was chosen as the best player at the 2007 Under-17 World Cup, when Germany finished third.

He joined Bayern when he was 16 and later spent 18 months on loan at Bayer Leverkusen before returning.