The announcement of Max Kruse has excited many Fenerbahce fans all over social media. The German international has signed on a 3-year deal with the Turkish giants, after he decided to let his contract expire with Werder Bremen. The successful centre-forward has had a great season last year, scoring 11 goals and assisting 10 times in 32 Bundesliga appearances. Kruse also captained his team throughout the 2018/19 season, which ultimatelty displayed his leadership qualities.
There had been many speculations that Kruse would join other European giants such as Liverpool, Tottenham & Bayern Munich. The official announcement from Fenerbahce's website stated that "Max Kruse will come to Istanbul within the next week and after the detailed medical check-up, he will sign an official contract that will bind him to the Fenerbahce colours for the next three seasons".
This preliminary transfer is very crucial for Ersun Yanal's plans next season, a lot is expected from the German centre-forward. It seems like Fenerbahce will be looking to sign strong wingers that can also contribute to the score, as Kruse is a player that has strongly adapted the centre-forward position in a false-nine formation. This is a player who likes to assist, just as much scoring. The versatility of a player like Kruse can help Fenerbahce in finding more goal-scoring opportunities.
Max Kruse's career stats:
465 games, 129 goals & 112 assists.