Tim Borowski has rejoined Werder Bremen from Bayern Munich after a disappointing spell at the Allianz Arena.
The German international, who only left Werder last summer, struggled to hold down a regular place in the Bayern side last season.
New Bayern coach Louis van Gaal has decided to let Borowski go as he does not figure in his long-term plans.
Bremen have moved quickly to bring Borowski back to the club and the midfielder is happy to be back.
"I had a curious year at Bayern but would not want to miss out on this great experience," said Borowski.
Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf was delighted to welcome Borowski back into the fold.
"We are pleased that this transfer has gone through," said Schaaf.
"We have already been able to celebrate some successes with 'Boro'. He knows the set-up at Bremen and I think that he is looking forward to joining us."