SINSHEIM, GERMANY - MAY 29: Miroslav Klose of Germany is seen on the bench prior to the international charity match between Germany and Uruguay at Rhein-Neckar Arena on May 29, 2011 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Miroslav Klose Signs With Lazio

German international Miroslav Klose and Bayern Munich have failed to reach an agreement over a new contract, leaving the 32-year-old a free agent.

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Miroslav Klose Signs With Lazio

MIroslav Klose has wasted no time finding a new club after failing to come to an agreement with Bayern Munich. 

Today on their official websiteLazio announced that they have signed the German international. Klose made it clear that he wanted at least a two year contract. Bayern were only willing to offer a one year deals, but the Serie A club gave Klose the deal he wanted.

Klose, who turns 33 years old on June 9, was never able to replicate his Werder Bremen goal scoring form for Bayern Munich. He managed to score 24 goal in 98 appearances for the Bayern after netting 53 goals in 89 matches for Bremen.

Lazio will spend next season competing on three fronts with Serie A, Coppa Italia, and the Europa League. They'll be able to add the veteran player to their forward rotation that includes Mauro Zarate, Libor Kozák, Sergio Floccari, and Tommaso Rocchi.

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Miroslav Klose, Bayern Munich Part Ways

Miroslav Klose and Bayern Munich have parted ways after the legendary German striker spent four years at the club, where he scored 52 goals in 98 appearances. With Klose both out of contract and on the way down - and Mario Gomez finding his feet - Munich had little need to sign the 32-year-old to the long term deal he was asking for, with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge bidding him goodbye on the club's official site.

Unfortunately, our talks with Miroslav Klose have not produced a positive result. We’d have been happy for him to extend his stay, but when it came to the length of a new contract, we were unable to agree on a mutually acceptable period. FC Bayern Munich wishes Miroslav Klose and his family all the best for the future, and thanks him for our partnership over the last four years.

Klose has drawn interest from several clubs, with the strongest link to Lazio in the Serie A. It'll be interesting to see whether he does leave the Bundesliga after spending his entire club career in the league.

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