'Kroos Is The Steal Of The Century'

Toni Kroos has been the "steal of the century" for Real Madrid, according to the player's agent.

Kroos, 27, joined Madrid from Bayern Munich for a transfer fee of €25m in 2014, just days after winning the World Cup with Germany, and has since gone on to win two Champions Leagues, one La Liga title, two FIFA Club World Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and the Spanish Super Cup at the Bernabéu.

"Looking at the transfer fees these days, and then remembering that Toni was transferred for €25m, you could argue that Kroos is the steal of the century for Real," Volker Struth told Sport Bild.

Struth also discussed the events leading towards Kroos' Bayern exit.

"We could not reach an agreement with Bayern in late 2013," he said. "Toni only got better under [then-Bayern coach Pep] Guardiola, he was -- not only for me -- the best player at the [2014] World Cup in Brazil, and then had offers from top clubs. It's a normal process. Toni was not happy with what Bayern offered, and thus talks were put on ice."