Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Kevin Volland from Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim, the player signed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen which will keep him at the BayArena until summer 2021.
The Germany international, was linked with other teams in the past, like Liverpool. The teams didn't reveal the deal's financial part but according to Transfermarkt the fee will be in the region of €18m (£14m).
Leverkusen general manager Michael Schade told the club's website:
"Our interest in Kevin Volland has been there for a long time, and now we've finally got him. He can play practically in any position across the front line."
He played for Hoffenheim since 2012 when he was signed from TSV 1860 Munich. He played a total of 132 games in the Bundesliga for Hoffenheim.
This season he played all games for his team, except one. His stats:
He has been capped six times by Germany but was left out of their squad for Euro 2016, he said now was the right time to move on from Hoffenheim:
"I was extremely happy in the Kraichgau (area) and, despite having offers, I extended my contract with them last year, but I now wanted to take the chance to join a top club like Bayer Leverkusen and to play in the Champions League with them. Bayer are the perfect club for me to further my development and play on a European stage. I'm really looking forward to pursuing lofty ambitions with Leverkusen."