ROUWEN Hennings has left Burnley to sign for Fortuna Dusseldorf on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old spent last season on loan with the Bundesliga 2 side, scoring nine goals in 30 games as F95 finished in mid-table.

Hennings returned to Turf Moor this summer with a year remaining on his contract but he has now been given permission to cut his ties with Burnley return to his homeland, signing a three-year deal at the Espirit Arena.

He joined the Clarets from Karlsruhe in August 2015 but made just three league starts for the club, all during the 2015/16 campaign, coming off the bench in a further 23 games.

His only league goal for the club came in the 2-2 draw at Cardiff City in November 2015, and he followed that up with a goal against Middlesbrough in an FA Cup third round win at the Riverside in January 2016.

He departs Turf Moor with two goals in 31 games, of which four were starts.

On returning to Fortuna Dusseldorf, Hennings said: "I'm happy that everything went well and I can continue wearing the Fortuna jersey. It was important for me to have clarity early and that worked."

Friedhelm Funkel, Fortuna Dusseldorf manager, said: "The past season has shown that Rouwen Hennings is an important player for us. That is exactly what we expect from him in the coming years.

"With his experience, he is a player who can and must take responsibility. It is a good decision for both sides."