Before Mario Gomez makes the trip to the training camp in La Manga with the VfB crew on January 3rd, the 32-year-old striker completed the final formalities before his return to his home-club. On Thursday, the German international underwent his obligatory medical examination, before adding his signature to his deal with the club, which is valid until 2020.
In addition, it was also clarified as to exactly which squad number Mario Gomez will don on his shirt, as he goes on the hunt for goals for VfB. The goal-getter, who learned his trade in VfB’s youth teams, will wear the number 27 jersey with the infamous red hoop.
Mario Gomez on his transfer to VfB:
"I am very happy to be back home where everything began. Particularly over the past few days and in the heated phase, I have felt the desire to return home to Stuttgart ever more. I want to go back to the club where I experienced probably the craziest part of my career, with the unexpected German championship win in 2007. It’s also the club that made me the player I am today. At the international game against Norway in September, I said how special it was to play in this stadium. I know the expectations are massive and that the situation is very demanding. Now it’s all about survival in the top-flight, having a good second half to the season and additionally for me, it’s also about achieving my goal of playing at the World Cup. I am looking forward to the club, the city, the people, the surroundings and my family. I can hardly wait to get going."