Roy Makaay has left Bayern Munich and joined Feyenoord, the Bundesliga club has confirmed.

The Dutch striker has been released early from his contract and signed a three-year deal with Feyenoord.

“I had many good and interesting offers but I decided to return to Holland,” Makaay told Bayern’s web site.

“I am looking forward to the new challenge in Rotterdam and hope to help Feyenoord reconnect to their successful past.”

The 32-year-old joined Bayern from Deportivo four years ago and won the Bundesliga title and the German Cup twice each. He was the leading scorer in Europe in 2002-03, scoring 29 goals.

Makaay played 178 times for Bayern, scoring 102 goals, including 78 goals in 129 Bundesliga matches.

His departure comes after Bayern spent €70m on strikers with Miroslav Klose joining from Werder Bremen and Luca Toni arriving from Fiorentina.