• 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. © imago

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."