MUNICH, Germany -- Germany international Tim Borowski will join Bayern Munich from Bundelisga rivals Werder Bremen at the end of the season on a three-year deal.
Bayern-bound Borowski has played only nine matches in the Bundesliga since August because of a knee injury.
The midfielder said the arrival of former German national coach Juergen Klinsmann as new Bayern boss had not influenced his decision to move to Munich.
"I view this transfer as a real challenge in sporting terms. I am going to be 28 this year and it was really now or never to try something new," he said.
Borowski has played 157 matches for Werder Bremen since joining in 2001, scoring 21 goals, and helped them do the league and cup double in 2004.
He suffered a knee injury at the beginning of the current campaign and has only played nine matches in the Bundesliga since August.
Borowski will join up with former Bremen team-mate Miroslav Klose who left Werder to join the Bavarian club last summer.
He boosts their contingent of Germany internationals including Klose, Lukas Podolski, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jan Schlaudraff and Marcell Jansen.
Leaders Bayern entered the German winter break top of the table on goal difference from Bremen, both clubs having 36 points -- four clear of third-placed Hamburg. E-mail to a friend