German international on his way to the Stadio Olimpico.
Germany striker Miroslav Klose has signed a two-year deal with Italian giants Lazio after failing to agree on a contract extension with German league side Bayern Munich.
Klose, who turned 33 on Thursday, finally signed the deal late on Wednesday night and joins on a free transfer with his Bayern contract to expire at the end of the month after four years in Munich.
Bayern confirmed on Monday that talks over a new deal had broken down and Klose, the top-scorer at the 2006 World Cup, has wasted no time in finding a new club.
“Miroslav Klose is a Lazio player,” read a brief statement on the Lazio website. (AFP)
Veteran hotshot Miroslav Klose had been in protracted talks with Bayern Munich over a new deal but it seems the Polish born German international felt that a two year offer from Serie A side Lazio was more tempting than what his Bavarian employers were willing to offer.
The 33 year old striker has bravely decided to step out of his Bundesliga comfort zone after 12 seasons in the German top tier and a move to the Stadio Olimpico will see the former Werder Bremen and Kaiserslautern front man trying his luck in Italy with a club who are definitely on the up after finishing in fifth spot last term after three seasons in mid table.
Klose netted 52 goals in four seasons at the Allianz Arena but found his first team chances greatly reduced last term due to the good form shown by Mario Gomez and Thomas Muller.