By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Hoffenheim bring Brooks back to Germany: "A man who needs no further introduction."

Berlin-native John Anthony Brooks is officially back in his native country on a new deal with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have officially completed the capture of veteran defender John Anthony Brooks. One of the Bundesrepublik's most favored and popular footballing sons returns home after a brief foray with SL Benfica didn't work to his advantage. The towering center-halve - who represents the United States internationally - will now play for his third Bundesliga side after Hertha Berlin and VfL Wolfsburg.

The defender known affectionately to his teammates as "Jay" declared himself "highly motivated to get started in a familiar league and make my contribution". TSG managing director Alexander Rosen lauded Brooks "experience, tackling, and heading skills" in the club's rollout. Echoing the sentiments of many German football lovers, Rosen quipped that Brooks "needed no further introduction."

Having amassed well over 200 Bundesliga appearances for his previous two Bundesliga sides, Brooks may be considered an immediate candidate for head-coach André Breitenreiter's starting XI. The 29-year-old's new contract in Kraichgauer runs through 2024. German footballing magazine Kicker reports that Hoffenheim paid just €300,000 to acquire the €7-million-valued veteran.

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