Kevin Kuranyi is back in the Bundesliga after five years in Russia - © © gettyimages / Simon Hofmann
Kevin Kuranyi is back in the Bundesliga after five years in Russia - © © gettyimages / Simon Hofmann
Bundesliga

How Kevin Kuranyi will improve Hoffenheim

Cologne - With the 2015/16 Bundesliga season just around the corner, it's an ideal time to take a closer look at some of the German top flight's most talked-about summer signings.

Attacking overhaul

Here bundesliga.com looks at striker Kevin Kuranyi, who is back in the Bundesliga at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim after five years in Russia, where he has only added to his already glowing reputation.

Hoffenheim only just missed out on qualification for the UEFA Europa League last season and the aim for 2015/16 is to finally achieve maiden qualification for European competition. With Anthony Modeste and Sven Schipplock both leaving Sinsheim this summer, a new reliable sharp-shooter was required, and Kuranyi - an experienced striker and proven goalscorer with VfB Stuttgart, FC Schalke 04 and his most recent club FC Dinamo Moskva - was the answer.

How does Kuranyi strengthen TSG?

Kuranyi has not sat on his hands for the past five years in Moscow, and he does not have anything to prove in the Bundesliga either. He scored 111 goals in 261 games for Stuttgart and Schalke 04 before leaving Germany and will not need any time settling back in to his former, familiar surroundings.

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