Bayern return perfect for Wagner

21 December 2017 08:10:20 EST

Germany striker Sandro Wagner is relishing the chance to join Bayern Munich, having wrapped up a move from Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim.

The 30-year-old, who has scored five goals in seven appearances for the German national team, has agreed a contract running until the summer of 2020 at the Allianz Arena, having started his career with Bayern a decade ago.

I want to seize this great opportunity and I'm very thankful to Hoffenheim for agreeing to let me transfer.

Sandro Wagner

Wagner joined Hoffenheim in the summer of 2016 and has since scored 15 goals in 42 Bundesliga appearances, with his form seeing him earn a first senior call-up with Germany earlier this year.

And he is clearly happy to be heading back to his first club, telling the official Hoffenheim club website: "Bayern's interest in me was an honour, but I did have to think about it.

"I know exactly what I have to thank Hoffenheim for. I became a Germany international here. I was able to experience my most successful time in my career so far here.

"(However) I want to seize this great opportunity and I'm very thankful to Hoffenheim for agreeing to let me transfer to the team I played for as a youngster and with that, return to my beloved home city. It's a dream come true."

Wagner will strengthen a Bayern squad who are 11 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table heading into the winter break, having also booked their place in the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals by ousting holders Borussia Dortmund.

They are also through to the last-16 of the Champions League, where they have been drawn to face Besiktas.

Bayern can be backed at 12121/1 to win the Champions League this season, with holders Real Madrid priced at 4/6 and Manchester City available at 12121/1.

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