Toni Kroos left Bayern Munich for Real Madrid in 2014 for round £26million and has since established himself as some of the global’s perfect midfielders.
The Germany global has been an ever-present on the Bernabeu since his transfer, profitable one La Liga and two Champions League titles.
His departure is one in all competition for plenty of Bayern fanatics who really feel the membership must have broke the financial institution to stay the 27-year-old.
However, Kroos’ just right friend and previous Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Stefan Reinartz has claimed his departure was once no longer totally about cash.
And he has published a dialog between Kroos and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wherein he advised the midfielder he was once no longer global category was once the catalyst for his go out.
“Toni is a friend of mine, and I know the whole story,” Reinartz stated.
“It was once a little bit bit about cash. Bayern Munich presented Toni a brand new contract.
“Toni knew what Mario Gotze was once incomes at Bayern Munich, Toni and Mario Gotze are [roughly] the similar age however Bayern Munich did not wish to pay Toni greater than €10million [£8.8m].
“Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge advised Toni, ‘We would possibly not pay you greater than €10million a yr since you’re no longer a world-class participant.’
“If Toni, it is not about cash. He wishes the boldness of folks.
“He knew he was once an excellent participant, a world-class participant and that was once the verge of collapse.”
Kroos has since made 154 appearances for Real in all competitions and is underneath contract on the Bernabeu till June 2022.