A number of clubs have been in touch recently, showing their interest in the 23-year-old attacker. “It has not been an easy decision for Kevin,” said TSG’s director of football Alexander Rosen, who also knew that the time had come for Kevin to take the next step in his “The club is very aware that we have players who can find sporting and economic opportunities elsewhere,” continued Rosen. “Discovering, nurturing and developing talent is a part of our club strategy in order to generate revenue from transfers,” said the director of football, much like what happened in the past year with Roberto Firmino. Kevin Volland’s move will also class as one of the top transfers in the club’s history.
“I have had an amazing few years here and have made a lot of friends. This club has a special place in my heart. It is a wonderful club with which I have experienced many things,” said Kevin Volland. He added: “It has been even harder to say goodbye to the fans after the way they have supported us this season, but the time has come to do something new after four years at Hoffenheim. That is why I have chosen to go in a new direction to progress further. In Leverkusen, I will have the opportunity to play in the Champions League and go up against the best players in Europe week in and week out. I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity,” explained the attacker.
Kevin Volland came to Hoffenheim in July 2012 from TSV 1860 Munich and made 132 Bundesliga appearances (33 goals), as well as 10 cup appearances (three goals). During his time at TSG, he matured into a full Germany international (six caps) and was captain of the U21 national team, scoring eleven goals in 20 appearances.