"Real Madrid is the best club there is and it is a step more than Bayern. … From beginning it was obvious I was going to leave Bayern, and I wanted to go to Real Madrid, no other team. I've been at Bayern for a long time and won everything so I thought it would be good to move to a new direction."
-- Germany World Cup winner Toni Kroos, who joined Bayern Munich in 2006 at age 16, at his Real Madrid unveiling. (RealMadrid.com)