It took longer than expected based on how much time both sides were talking, but Bayern Munich have finally found their backup striker to Robert Lewandowski.
According to a report from the club’s official website, the Bundesliga leaders have confirmed the arrival of Germany international striker Sandro Wagner, who comes from Hoffenheim.
The reigning Bundesliga champions had been in talks with Hoffenheim for quite a while, but finally a deal has been made as Wagner finally sealed a return to the club that saw him rise from an Academy prospect to a first-team player. Wagner made his pro debut with Bayern in 2007, but never settled and had to find his place elsewhere.
The Munich-born striker failed to make the breakthrough, and played for Duisburg, Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern and Hertha Berlin before rediscovering his best form at Darmstadt in 2015. He joined Hoffenheim later, and was an integral piece of the team that reached the UEFA Champions League playoffs last season, as well as being part of the Germany squad that won the 2017 Confederations Cup earlier this year.
The 30-year-old has five goals in seven caps for Die Mannschaft, and has a real chance of representing Germany in the World Cup next year.
Wagner will join the club on January 1st, 2018, and his contract will run until 2020.