Wolfsburg sign striker Max Kruse from Borussia Monchengladbach
Berlin, May 11 (IANS) German football club Borussia Monchengladbach's footballer Max Kruse has agreed to join league rivals Wolfsburg until June 2019, the "Wolves" confirmed in a statement.
The German international striker will join the "Wolves" at the end of the season as he put pen to paper on a four-year deal, until June 2019. German media reported since a few days that both clubs had agreed on a transfer, yet Wolfsburg waited until Sunday to confirm the deal, reports Xinhua.
"We are very pleased that Max Kruse decided to join Wolfsburg. He's the kind of striker who has been missing in our squad. He will increase the quality and variability of our offense," Wolfsburg's manager Klaus Allofs said on Sunday.
Kruse has played for several Bundesliga clubs, such as Werder Bremen, Sc Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach among others. He has scored 35 goals in 131 overall first division appearances. The 27-year-old striker is also part of Germany's national team where he made 11 caps to score one goal under coach Joachim Loew.
"I am looking forward to make my next career step in Wolfsburg. After the talks with Klaus Allofs and Dieter Hecking, it was clear to me that I want to join Wolfsburg. Their style of play suits me and the squad has a great quality. I will now focus on the last two games with Monchengladbach before I slip over the Wolfsburg jersey after the summer break," said Kruse
His current team, Monchengladbach, currently occupy the third place in the standings whereas his new side sits at the second spot.