By Dela Ahiawor

Ligue 1 giants – AS Monaco has announced the signing of Kevin Volland on a four-year deal.

“Today we are very pleased to announce the arrival of Kevin Volland,” said Oleg Petrov, Vice President and General Manager of Monaco.

“Kevin is a talented and experienced player with a wealth of experience in Bundesliga, but also at European and international level. His arrival demonstrates our willingness to strengthen the squad with specific profiles,” he added.

Having completed his move, the German striker said he is happy to join the French side and is set to hit the ground running.

“I would like to thank AS Monaco management for the confidence they have shown,” Kevin Volland noted.

“I am delighted to join this club with a great history and strong ambitions. I have been following the team’s first results and I am now looking forward to joining the group and getting down to work to bring my skills to the team.”

About Kevin Volland

Born on 30 July 1992 in Marktoberdorf, Bavaria, Kevin Volland took his first steps in the city’s club, FC Thalhofen. As a teenager, Kevin joined the Munich 1860 Academy and made his debut for the German U17 team. The striker (1.79m) was just 18 years old when he made his professional debut.

After two busy years (20 goals and 16 assists in 60 games), he moved to Hoffenheim in 2012, where he made a name for himself as a starter (36 goals and 39 assists in 144 games), before joining Bayer Leverkusen in 2016.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, Kevin continued to make progress and became an essential attacking element for the leading club in the German Bundesliga (50 goals and 32 assists in 148 games).

He also played around 20 European matches, including one Champions League match against AS Monaco in Stade Louis-II in the 2016-17 season (1-1). During his time in Leverkusen he captained the team thirty times in both domestic competition and European.

A complete and generous striker, Kevin Volland scored 77 goals and 62 assists in 247 Bundesliga matches. He has 10 caps with Joachim Löw’s “Nationalmannschaft” (1 goal).