Freiburg has made its first signing of the summer snapping up midfielder Max Kruse from second division side St Pauli.
The 24-year-old has scored 13 times in 34 appearances for St Pauli this season, although that record was not quite enough to lead the
Nevertheless, former Werder Bremen player Kruse will be playing Bundesliga football next year after joining Freiburg.
"To have managed to attract such a coveted young player to Freiburg shows that we remain an attractive destination for talented players."
Freiburg avoided relegation to the second division with a fine second half of the season under the guidance of
London is poised to oversee the changing of the guard in European club football in Sunday's UEFA Champions League final but English fans have other more important things on their minds.