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German Bundesliga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 21/12/2017

Bayern Munich has completed the signing of Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner.

The 30-year-old will join the Bundesliga champions in the January transfer window after signing a two-and-a-half year contract keeping him at the Allianz Arena until 2020.

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed on Wednesday that an agreement have reached with fee worth in the region of €13 million for the forward, who progressed through the youth academy and made his senior debut for the club in 2007.

The striker has been given the No 2 shirt and he explained the unusual choice during his unveiling interview on Thursday.

''There weren't many numbers available. The 2 was one of the numbers offered to me. 

''Unfortunately 14 was taken, that's my favourite number.

''I think 2 is quite appropriate. It's my second spell here so it's a nice number. I'm looking forward to wearing it and I hope it brings me luck!'

Wagner also admitted he is delighted to be returning to his home city and said it was an easy decision to say yes to Bayern.

''I'm delighted,' Wagner told Bayern's official website.

''A long journey for me is now at an end and I can return to my home, my club. I'm very happy that it's come off.

''Bayern are the best club in Germany and one of the best in the world.

''When I got the offer, I didn't have to think about it for long.'

Wagner, who won the Confederations Cup with Germany this year, has scored four goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances this season.

After leaving Bayern in 2008 he enjoyed spells with Duisburg, Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern, Hertha Berlin and Darmstadt before joining Hoffenheim in 2016.