Liverpool strike target moves on in Germany

Date published: Tuesday 17th May 2016 10:48

Bobby Wood: Moved to Hamburg

Bobby Wood: Moved to Hamburg

Reported Liverpool target Bobby Wood has signed for Bundesliga outfit Hamburg from second-tier side Union Berlin.

The USA international striker has moved for a reported fee of £3million and has penned a four-year contract with Bruno Labbadia’s men.

German newspaper Berlin Kurier in March claimed Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was keen on the 23-year-old and had sent Liverpool scouts to watch him in action.

His former Berlin team-mate Damir Kreilach was not surprised Wood was attracting interest from top clubs.

“When you’re playing well and making many goals then other teams notice and you get offers,” he said earlier this year.

“He has not been here very long but he has done a lot for the club and shown what he can do when he is in top form and feels comfortable.

“He is actually a top-flight player – he’s quick, a goal threat, has good sense and is strong in dribbling.

“He is a great guy and he is certainly on the way up.”

Wood, who looks set to earn a place in Jurgen Klinsmann’s 23-man Copa America Centenario squad, scored 17 goals with Union Berlin in the 2.Bundesliga this season and was the third top scorer in the league as Union finished sixth.

Wood says the move is “a dream come true”, while Hamburg statement read: “We are glad to get the deal done so quickly and are looking forward to a man playing for us who has not only a lot of potential but also experience at international Level.”

The Honolulu-born frontman has been in Germany for nine years and he has played 23 times for the USA under Klinsmann  scoring 12 times, including one against Germany in their 2-1 friendly win in Cologne in June 2015.

 

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