Madrid Press: 10,000 turn out for Kroos arrival

Madrid Press: 10,000 turn out for Kroos arrival


Toni Kroos is officially a Real Madrid player. And there were plenty of excited fans at the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday cheering him as he stepped onto the pitch for the first time as a Los Blancos player.

Marca and AS both go with their new signing on their front page, and carry the quote in which he said he is the right man to help Madrid win more trophies. According to reports, up to 10,000 fans braved the 38 degree heat in Madrid to welcome the World Cup winner to the club.

Now, attention in the press turns to the signing of James Rodriguez. AS claimed Los Blancos and Monaco were close on a agreeing a free while the player has already accepted an offer and will receive 7.5 million euros a year in wages. The paper claims today that the French side want Diego Lopez as part of the deal. They are on the hunt for a new number one having rejected the opportunity to sign Victor Valdes on a free transfer because of his knee injury.

There is still uncertainty over the future of Sami Khedira at the club either. Reports earlier this week suggested the midfielder was on his way to Arsenal. Then it was claimed the deal was being held up over his wage demands and late interest from Chelsea – who are looking to improve their squad in an attempt to win some silverware this season. And the latest is that the German player wants to remain in the Spanish capital and will asked for an improved deal.