St. Pauli signs defender Moritz Volz

Published Jun. 15, 2010 9:17 a.m. ET

Newly promoted Bundesliga club St. Pauli has signed former Fulham defender Moritz Volz on a two-year contract.

St. Pauli says Tuesday that Volz will join the club on July 1 on a free transfer.

The 27-year-old Volz was released by Fulham in the summer of 2009 and did not play last season because of injury.

St. Pauli already has signed former Germany striker Gerald Asamoah from Schalke in an effort to bolster its squad for its return to the top flight.