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Official: Bochum obtain Konstantinos Stafylidis on loan, Rexhbecaj confirmation forthcoming

By Peter Vice

Newly promoted VfL Bochum secured some additional assistance for their coming Bundesliga campaign on Sunday by acquiring Greek left-back/winger Konstantinos Stafylidis on loan from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 

Further reports suggest that the loan deal for Wolfsburg's Elvis Rexhbecaj should be finalized soon. 

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Former Leverkusen and Augsburg flanker Konstantinos Stafylidis will spend the season on loan at VfL Bochum. The 27-year-old Greek international, who also accrued EPL experience with Fulham and Stoke, switches Bundesliga sides after barely featuring for German parent club Hoffenheim over the past two seasons.

Provided that Stafylidis can stay healthy, Bochum apparently hope to utilize him in a variety of roles. In addition to being able to play at left-back and further up the field, the player can be deployed as a center halve or defensive midfielder. VfL managing director Sebastian Schindzierlorz praised Stafylidis' versatility when confirming the transfer.

"Konstantinos meets our requirement profile," the administrator noted, "He's eminently qualified and can be used flexibly."

In other Bochum transfer news, the confirmation of Elvis Rexhbecaj's arrival should come soon. Shortly after news of the move was reported on Friday afternoon, VfL Wolfsburg boss Jörg Schmadtke affirmed that his club had decided to sent the attacking midfielder to Bochum for the year.

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