Didier Ya Konan represented Hannover for five years between 2009 and 2014
Didier Ya Konan represented Hannover for five years between 2009 and 2014
Bundesliga

Striker Ya Konan rejoins Hannover

Hanover - Cote d'Ivoire striker Didier Ya Konan has rejoined Hannover 96 just over six months after leaving the club for Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ittihad, putting pen to paper on a contract lasting until 30 June 2015 that includes the option of an extension.

'A striker of exceptional qualities'

Ya Konan made 152 appearances during a five-year stint at the HDI Arena between 2009 and 2014, scoring 44 goals and chipping in with a further 26 assists.

'I'm coming home and it's a wonderful feeling," said a delighted Ya Konan at his official unveiling on Tuesday afternoon. "God knows my path and I trust him. It makes me proud to be able to wear the Hannover shirt and to play in front of these fans again. Now I will work hard to make my comeback at the earliest opportunity."

"He's a striker of exceptional qualities," head coach Tayfun Korkut told the assembled media. "We will work hard on getting him fit for the Bundesliga and then we'll have a first-class addition to our attack. In signing Didier Ya Konan, we've added to the overall depth of our squad." Hannover resume their league campaign with a visit to FC Schalke 04 this weekend, which is one of six live matches broadcast across the globe on Matchday 18.