Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has confirmed that Borussia Monchengladbach striker Max Kruse has agreed to join the club after meeting the striker’s £9 million release clause, Sky Sports reports.
The 27-year-old striker has garnered much attention over the past 24 months following a number of impressive performances in the Bundesliga.
As per a recent report by the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur were tracking his progress as they seek to strengthen their attacking options this summer.
However, Spurs will now have to look elsewhere as fresh reports in the past few hours have quoted Klaus Allofs as confirming Wolfsburg’s first summer signing.
"We're really delighted that Max Kruse has decided to join Wolfsburg. He is the kind of forward we've been missing in our side and he will increase the quality and variety of our attack even further,” Allofs revealed.
On confirming the deal, Kruse also spoke to reporters and admitted he was excited to take the next step in his career which will see him play in the Champions League next season.
“I'm really looking forward to being able to take the next step in my career with Wolfsburg," Kruse said.
"I had some good talks with Klaus Allofs and Dieter Hecking and I knew that I wanted to join Wolfsburg since their style of play suits me and they have a lot of quality in their squad.”
The former Freiburg striker has netted 22 Bundesliga goals over the past two years and has been rewarded with 11 international caps for the German national team.
The next step in his career will be to transform his domestic form onto the European scene, where he will get the chance next season after Wolfsburg long secured a top four spot in the German top-flight.