• Volland leaves Hoffenheim after four years with the club.
  • German international to have the opportunity to play in the Champions League.
  • Arrives a day after Julian Baumgartlinger joined from 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have secured the services of German forward Kevin Volland from Bundesliga rivals TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

The 23-year-old, who scored eight of his 33 Bundesliga goals in the season just ended, has penned a five-year contract with Die Werkself and expressed his delight in making the move. "I was extremely happy in Kraichgau and, despite having opportunities, I extended my contract there once again last year," said Volland on Leverkusen's website.

"But I would now like to take this opportunity to move to a top club like Bayer 04 Leverkusen and to play in the Champions League there. Bayer are the ideal club for me to further my development and show myself on a European stage. I'm really looking forward to pursuing great objectives with Leverkusen."

Volland scored eight goals for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga this season, 33 in all for the Sinsheim club.

Volland arrives just a day after Leverkusen secured the services of Julian Baumgartlinger from 1. FSV Mainz 05, with Leverkusen's sporting director Rudi Völler labelling the former TSV 1860 Munich man a "quick, powerful and potent" player who will "further increase the value of our attack."