FC Bayern Munich have signed Sandro Wagner from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. After completing a medical, the 30 year-old Germany international signed a contract with the record German champions from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2020.
Sandro Wagner, who was born in Munich and whose family still live in the area, spent 11 years in the FC Bayern youth ranks before progressing to the reserve team in 2006 and then the first team in 2007/08, making four Bundesliga appearances. After spells at MSV Duisburg, Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern, Hertha BSC and Darmstadt 98, the 6 ft 3 striker moved to Hoffenheim in 2016. During his time there he scored 18 goals in 50 competitive games. He also broke into the national team and has scored five goals in seven internationals for Germany.
The 2009 European U-21 and 2017 Confederations Cup winner will join up with the squad on 2 January for the training camp in Qatar. After signing the contract, he said: “I’m delighted. A long journey for me is now at an end and I can return to my home, my club. I’m very happy that it’s come off. Bayern are the best club in Germany and one of the best in the world. When I got the offer, I didn’t have to think about it for long.”
FCB sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also expressed his delight: “In Sandro Wagner we have another Germany international coming to Bayern. We’re convinced that Sandro will enhance our squad with his class and his experience.”