SV Werder Bremen have completed the signing of VfL Wolfsburg forward Max Kruse.
The 28-year-old returns to the club that handed him his Bundesliga debut almost nine years ago.
"My life revolves around football and in Bremen there are very good conditions for me to get going again," said Kruse after putting pen to paper. "I'm looking forward to playing for the team […] and am sure we can build something here again. I listened to my gut instinct and to my heart when making this transfer."
Kruse has made a total of 166 Bundesliga appearances since making his top-flight debut for boyhood outfit Bremen in September 2007 - to date his only outing for the club. He joined FC St. Pauli in summer 2009, before earning a move to Bundesliga outfit SC Freiburg three years later.
An impressive return of 11 goals and eight assists prompted Borussia Mönchengladbach to make their move at the end of the 2012/13 campaign, with Kruse going on to score 23 goals in 66 appearances for the Foals, before signing for Wolfsburg at the end of 2014/15.
A 14-time Germany international, Kruse scored six times in 33 Bundesliga games for the Wolves last term.