Volland signs with Union Berlin from Monaco

Striker Kevin Volland has signed with Union Berlin, moving from Ligue 1 side Monaco (Christof STACHE)

Union Berlin have signed Germany international Kevin Volland from Ligue 1 side Monaco, the Bundesliga club announced on Thursday.

Volland, who had one year left on his deal in the French Riviera, arrives in the German capital for a reported fee of 5.5 million euros ($6 million) including bonuses.

The 31-year-old forward spent three years in Ligue 1, having joined from Bayer Leverkusen in 2020.

“I grew up in the Bundesliga” Volland said in a statement “and I never lost sight of it.”

“I’m very happy that I’m still getting the chance to play at the highest level here at Union.”

Volland scored 39 goals and laid on 24 assists in 115 games in all competitions for Monaco.

The striker played 16 times for Germany, scoring once.

“In our conversations, we sensed how much Kevin wanted to return to Germany and the Bundesliga” said Union sporting director Oliver Ruhnert.

Union Berlin, who won promotion to the German top flight in 2019 for the first time, are set to embark on their maiden Champions League campaign this season and have set about strengthening their squad.

In addition to Volland, the club also broke their transfer record to bring in Germany international Robin Gosens from Inter Milan.

The Bundesliga side also signed midfielder Lucas Tousart from neighbours Hertha Berlin, made Diogo Leite’s loan deal permanent and brought in David Datro Fofana and Brendan Aaronson on loan deals.



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