Max Kruse joins Union Berlin
After some back and forth Max Kruse has found a new club. After several Bundesliga stops and a trip to Turkey, he will play in the capital next season.
Subject to a successful medical check, the 32-year-old striker will sign his contract with 1 FC Union Berlin on Friday (7 August 2020). This was confirmed by the club on Thursday, after the portal "Deichstube" of the "Kreiszeitung Syke" had previously reported on it.
Kruse is looking forward to "cool new club"
Kruse had terminated his contract with Fenerbahce Istanbul due to substantial salary arrears and is returning to the Bundesliga after a one-year stint in the Turkish Süper Lig. "I am happy to play in the Bundesliga again and to get to know Union, a cool new club that has developed very well in recent years," Kruse is quoted on the club's website. "It was important for me to switch to a club that completely convinces and challenges me. During the conversations with the responsible persons of Union I felt directly comfortable, that's why I decided to join Union."
No return to Werder Bremen
Previously, the 32-year-old had turned down his regular club Werder Bremen. "I said from the beginning that a return to Werder has a very low probability," the 32-year-old ex-national player said in an Instagram video. He said the topic had been "pushed up" in public because he had been in contact with Bremen's head of sports Frank Baumann and coach Florian Kohfeldt. "I have thought it over and decided on a different way, which everyone should respect," Kruse said.
In addition to Bremen, the 14-time national player has also played for FC St. Pauli, SC Freiburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg. In 250 Bundesliga matches Kruse has scored 74 goals and 68 assists.
| Last edited: Friday, 7. August 2020 08:34 Uhr