Reports had emerged on Tuesday that Kaufmann, who was out of contract in Bavaria, was headed for Brauschweig, with die Löwen confirming the signing after Wurzburg had already announced earlier in the day he would be leaving.
Kaufmann missed just one 3. Liga match for Würzburg last season, and he scored 14 goals – one less than top scorer Luca Pfeiffer – with 14 further assists.
He has previous experience at his level with Erzgebirge Aue and VfR Aalen, but only scored two goals in total for both clubs, and in between playing for those clubs he also had a season for Energie Cottbus.
The 27-year-old had also been linked with Paderborn and Fortuna Düsseldorf, as well as English Championship newcomers Coventry City, but it is Braunschweig who have won the race.
Sporting director Peter Vollmann said that the club were “delighted” to have convinced him to join. He said he can “play in several positions,” has good pace in one-on-ones and his a good team player.
Kaufmann is also happy to have joined “a club with such a long tradition.” He adds that he is “ready to take the next step” and he is “really looking forward” to getting started in Lower Saxony.
It is not the first time Brauschweig have taken one of Würzburg’s star players. Orhan Ademi made the same move last summer having scored 11 goals for them in the season before. Kaufmann will be hoping for more success though – Ademi scored just two goals in 13 games last season for his new club.