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Bundesliga News

Bochum confirm Hofmann capture

By Rune Gjerulff

Philipp Hofmann has officially joined Bochum from Karlsruhe.

Philipp Hofmann.
Philipp Hofmann.Photo: Silesia711, CC-by-SA 4.0

VfL Bochum have completed the signing of 29-year-old striker Philipp Hofmann from Karlsruher SC.

The forward joins Bochum on a free transfer in the summer on a contract until 2024.

"Philipp Hofmann has enormous physical presence, a lot of experience and is capable of scoring goals," said Bochum director of sport Sebastian Schindzielorz.

"He has proven that he is very adaptable at his various clubs and has scored or assisted to goals everywhere. He is a team player who, from our point of view, has the necessary skills and mental robustness to assert himself in what is a new environment for him - and by that I don't just mean VfL, but also the Bundesliga."

Philipp Hofmann commented:

"I'm looking forward to the new challenges that come with the club change to VfL and the Bundesliga, which is a new division for me.

"I'm also pleased to be returning to the Ruhr region, having spent a large part of my youth there. VfL Bochum is a special club, the team has done exceptional things this season.

"Now it's a matter of continuing this journey and also managing to stay in the league next year. I have been to the Vonovia Ruhrstadion many times, always as a guest. Hearing "Bochum" by Grönemeyer in the players' tunnel always gives me goosebumps - I'm looking forward to that, too!"

Hofmann has scored 20 goals in 35 games for Karlsruhe this season.

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