Bundesliga side Wolfsburg have tonight confirmed the contract termination of Max Kruse (34).
“In open and honest talks, we came to the agreement that this is the best solution for all involved. We wish Max all the best for the future,” said VfL sporting director Marcel Schäfer.
Kruse’s contract was terminated prematurely with immediate effect. The former Werder Bremen and Union Berlin forward has played just five Bundesliga games this season having missed much of the campaign with a thigh injury. Upon recovery, Kruse has been back on the pitch working with a rehabilitation coach and a return to training was in the offing, which will no longer happen.
Per Kicker, no prospective buyer came to Wolfsburg for Kruse and the forward will receive no payment from the Bundesliga club after both parties agreed to mutually part ways.
Back in September, VfL head coach Niko Kovač separated Kruse from the remainder of the squad during training due to indifferences and the duo are yet to make up. In the five games that Kruse played this season, Wolfsburg picked up just two points in comparison to the 21 points in 10 games without Kruse.
Where Kruse, who turns 35 in March, ends up, is anyone’s guess.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder