Caltex Socceroos winger Robbie Kruse has secured his club future after signing with German second-tier club VFL Bochum.
NEED TO KNOW
*Kruse has signed with VFL Bochum, who play in Germany’s 2.Bundesliga.
*The 28-year-old joins the club after parting ways with Chinese club Liaoning Whowin in May.
*The Socceroo has had previous stints in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart and Fortuna Dusseldorf.
*Joins fellow Socceroo Jamie Maclaren in Germany’s second tier, with the striker playing at Darmstadt.
KRUSE ON JOINING BOCHUM
“The club is very professional, the stadium is great and the atmosphere awesome,” Kruse told Bochum’s club website.
“I remember that from matches I have played against VfL. The club aims high and I hope that I can contribute my bit to reach their goals.”
WHAT THEY SAID
“Robbie Kruse is a very fast player. He prefers coming over the wings and therefore meets the requirements perfectly,” VfL’s Director of Sports Christian Hochstätter said.
“We have been keeping an eye on him for a while now and at the recent Confed Cup he reached a more public representation.
“He played in Bundesliga before, so he is aware of the demands in Germany. He also speaks German. The integration should not be a problem.
“We are happy that we were able to sign him in the second attempt.”
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