Former German international Kevin Kuranyi was confirmed as a new Hoffenheim player yesterday. The 33-year old striker returns to Germany after having spent the last five seasons at Dynamo Moscow in Russia, where he scored 56 goals in 151 games. Prior to his time in Russia, Kuranyi had accumulated 261 Bundesliga games and 111 goals for VfB Stuttgart and Schalke respectively. Overall, the forward has a record of 527 senior appearances with 209 goals and 90 assists to his name.
Although Dynamo were keen to extend the contract of their captain, Kuranyi opted to return to his homeland due to family-related reasons. At Hoffenheim, which his near his former home of Stuttgart, the striker will initially receive a one-year contract and replace Sven Schipplock who had recently left the club for Hamburg.
Here is what Hoffenheim supporters can look forward to.