German Striker Hennings Arrives At Turf Moor
Burnley Football Club have today confirmed the signing of striker Rouwen Hennings on a three year contract from German Bundelisga Two side Karlsruher for an undisclosed fee.
Hennings netted 18 times in 29 games last season to finish as top scorer in Bundesliga Two, before adding another goal against Hamburg in the promotion-relegation play-off.
Speaking about his move to Burnley Rouwen Hennings said, “It’s nice to be here and I am very proud to be part of this club and I hope we have much success together. I think England along with Germany, is the best place to play football and for me and my family, it is a great chance to get more experience.
I met the manager earlier today and he talked me through his plans, it was a good meeting and I now just want to help the team with my skills and try to win every game.”
The former Germany U21 international started his career at Hamburg II and after brief loan spells at VfL Osnabrück and St. Pauli, joined the latter of those sides on a permanent basis in 2009.
He netted 10 goals in 52 appearances during his time at the Millerntor Stadion, in a move that also included a loan move back to VfL Osnabruck, where he scored 5 times in 17 appearances.
Hennings will link up with the Clarets immediately, but must await international clearance before he is available for selection.