Cologne - Tobias Weis has completed a permanent transfer to VfL Bochum, having been at the club on loan from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim last season.

The 29 year-old former Germany international made 11 appearances for Bochum last season, scoring two goals.

"I felt very much at home at Bochum last season. The team has potential and I am convinced we will achieve our goals," Weis said.

The midfielder signed a contract until June 2017.