Bayer Leverkusen sign Michael Ballack
on two-year contract
Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Michael Ballack on a two-year contract, the German club have confirmed.
The 33-year-old was released by Chelsea at the end of the season having joined them, on a free transfer from Bayern Munich, in 2006.
Ballack played for Leverkusen for three years until 2002, scoring 27 goals in 72 appearances.
"With my transfer to Bayer Leverkusen a circle is complete. I had a beautiful and successful time here, on which I like to look back on a lot," Ballack told the club's official website. "That was a factor in my decision."
The Germany captain was forced to miss the World Cup with an ankle injury.