Wolfsburg signs Germany forward Mario Gomez from Fiorentina
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Wolfsburg says it has signed Germany striker Mario Gomez from Italian Serie A side Fiorentina.
The Bundesliga club gave no details of the transfer fee or the contract, but German media reported that Wolfsburg is paying around seven million euros ($7.9 million) for the 31-year-old's services.
Wolfsburg general manager Klaus Allofs says, "he and his ambitions go perfectly with us."
Gomez, who has scored 29 goals in 68 appearances for Germany, played last season on loan at Turkish side Besiktas but said he didn't want to continue with the side due to the political situation in the country.
Gomez previously played 236 Bundesliga games for Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, scoring 138 goals.
Wolfsburg said the forward would train with the side for the first time on Thursday.