Bayern welcome back Germany striker Wagner

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:00 PM Bayern Munich have signed striker Sandro Wagner from Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim and extended France winger Kinglsey Coman's contract.

The Wagner deal will run until June 2020, the German champions said on Thursday with 21-year-old Coman signing on to June 2023.

Wagner progressed through the youth system at Bayern and made his senior debut in 2007, featuring in eight games that season before leaving the Allianz Arena in 2008.

He played for several German sides including Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern and Hertha Berlin before moving to Hoffenheim last year - scoring 18 goals in 50 competitive games.

"I'm delighted. A long journey for me is now at an end and I can return to my home, my club," Wagner told the club's website (

"I'm very happy that it's come off. Bayern are the best club in Germany and one of the best in the world."

The 30-year-old has five goals in seven caps for Germany and was part of the side that won the Confederations Cup earlier this year.

Wagner has previously played for German top-flight sides Werder Bremen, Hertha BSC along with second tier MSV Duisburg, Kaiserslautern and SV Darmstadt 98.

"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," Bayern's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said.

Bayern have opened an 11-point lead atop the Bundesliga table and will travel to face Bayer Leverkusen on January 12 after the conclusion of the winter break.

Coman, who initially joined Bayern on loan from Juventus in 2015 and then signed a deal to 2020, has scored 12 goals in 84 appearances for the club.

He has made 15 appearances for France.

"I'm really happy that I'll be playing for this club for a long time to come," Coman told

"I feel at home at Bayern and in Munich."

Source: AAP

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