Franz Beckenbauer is backing Toni Kroos' proposed move to Real Madrid.

Kroos is leaving Bayern Munich for Real after the World Cup.

"As honorary president of Bayern, I will be sorry to see him go. If he leaves, we will have lost a world class player," said Beckenbauer.

"In a professional career there is always the future. And if that is an experience abroad, going to a club like Real Madrid, that is priceless."

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