Germany striker Kevin Volland has left Bayer Leverkusen to sign a four – year contract with AS Monaco , the French league side announced Wednesday , in a deal worth around 11 million euros ($ 13 million ).
As Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz hinted Monday , the 28-year – old Volland leaves Leverkusen after scoring 50 goals , creating 32 more , in 148 appearances over four years for the Bundesliga side .
This is the first time Volland has joined a club outside Germany.
He will link up with Monaco ’ s new German head coach Nico Kovac , who was sacked by Bayern Munich last November , but earned his first Ligue 1 victory on Sunday with a 1 – 0 win over Metz .
Volland has also made 10 appearances for Germany, scoring a single goal in an 8 – 0 drubbing of minnows San Marino in 2016.
“ His profile is that of a versatile striker , capable of playing up front , as a second striker or a winger on both sides , ” Monaco ’ s sports director Paul Mitchell told the club ’ s website .
“ He is a player who works hard for the team with statistics that illustrate his goalscoring skills . ”
According to a club source , the transfer costs 11 million euros with various added bonuses .
Leverkusen sports director Simon Rolfes praised Volland ’ s “ exemplary commitment” over the last four years and said the striker leaves with the German club ’ s blessing .
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Leverkusen are also poised to lose Germany playmaker Kai Havertz , 21, who is expected to join Chelsea in the coming days in a transfer deal estimated to be worth 100 million euros .
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