Hamburg complete signing of Andre Hahn

Andre Hahn has ended what had turned into a frustrating period at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach by clinching a four-year deal with former club Hamburger SV.

The 26-year old, who started his career as a youth player in the Hamburg academy, saw himself fall out of favour at Borussia-Park starting in only 18 Bundesliga matches under coach Andre Schubert and his December replacement, Dieter Hecking.

"I had a nice time at Borussia and will always have memories upon which I can fondly look back on," Hahn told the Bundesliga website.

"However, the time has now come for me to take on a new challenge," he continued. "I know Hamburg well and I'm really looking forward to what lies ahead."

Hamburg sporting director Jens Todt also expressed his delight at the signing of the Germany international centre-forward, who is also comfortable playing out wide.

"Andre is a fast and agile striker, who gives us more variability thanks to his flexibility," Todt told reporters. "We are very pleased that Andre has opted for Hamburg and that we gain an experienced Bundesliga player."

Hamburg's pre-season transfer period has thus far included the acquisition of Greek defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos and the extension of US striker Bobby Wood's contract.