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“Long-term and highly doped”: Kruse returns to Wolfsburg

Second cooperation with Kohfeldt – Transfer fee of five million euros in conversation

Kruses contract in Berlin ran to the end of the season – now he will change half a year before. The 33-year-old already played in the 2015/16 season for the wolves and at Werder Bremen under today’s Wolfsburg Trainer Florian Kohfeldt. There is a transfer fee of five million euros.

Kruse accepts a “long-term and highly doped offer”

“Thank you all for your trust in me – and now I ask you for your understanding of my decision, an offer that is long-term and highly doped,” says Kruse. “This is about an association, where I have left a chapter open, which I can end up to end. No decision is easy, and I know what to come to me now – but it’s my decision.”

If he deliberately decides against the chance to write history with Union this season, we accept that.

Union President Dirk Zingler

With the Wolfsburgers, Kruse signs a contract until June 30, 2023 – subject to the sports medical examination, which will take place on Monday. The relegation-threatened Lower Saxony assume that Kruse is “immediately helped”, as VfL sports director Marcel Schäfer is quoted in a message of wolves. Kruse is loud shepherd “a player who can be used flexibly in the offensive and has demonstrated his footballing qualities with each club for which he has played so far”.

“Farewell me unexpectedly”

Union has to digress Kruses finish on the other hand. He has helped the club “with his experience, his skills and not least his goals a lot,” says Managing Director Oliver Ruhnert. “His farewell meets us unexpectedly and it becomes a sophisticated task of compensating for this loss. He absolutely wanted to complete this change now, so we have agreed accordingly with the VfL Wolfsburg.”

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President Dirk Zingler supplemented: “The most successful and economically valuable phase of our club history, in addition to many players, coaches and employees, also thanks to Max Kruse, we will not forget that, but now, however, decides against the chance Union to write history this season, we accept that. ” One had “consensively decided not to force Max to contract against his will to remain at Union, but to make the athletic loss financially adequately.”

Kruse leaves the Iron as current topscorer

In 2019, Kruse had left Werder in the direction of Fenerbahce and had returned to the Bundesliga a year later – to Berlin. For Union, he has since reached 38 Bundesliga Games, 16 Goals and Elf Assists. In the current season, he is with five hits and six templates Topscorer at the European Cup Aspirant, which is located in the fourth place in the table before the 21st matchday.

Union under time pressure?

With the surprising farewell Kruses, the question is now the question of whether and possibly how you want to replace your fixed point in the offensive. Much time does not remain the decision-making in Köpenick, because the transfer window closes at 18 o’clock on Monday evening.