Sinsheim - 1899 Hoffenheim have signed French forward Anthony Modeste from Ligue 1 side FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

The 25-year-old has signed a three-year contract with Hoffenheim, making them the sixth club in his career to date.

Goalscoring potential

While on loan at SC Bastia last season, the 6’2” striker netted 15 goals in 36 appearances, helping the Corsican club finish the season in a respectable 12th place having made a name for himself on loan at Angers SCO in 2009/10, scoring 20 goals in Ligue 2.

Those goalscoring exploits earned him a move to Bordeaux, where he scored ten times in his first season before being loaned out, first to Blackburn Rovers FC, and then to Bastia, where he rediscovered his best form last season. “We’d been watching Anthony for a long time now and we’re pleased to have signed him,” said Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol.

The former French Under-21 international said: “In light of the intensive talks I held with Markus Gisdol and [sporting director] Alexander Rosen, I'm sure that Hoffenheim are the right club for me. I'm happy to be here and will do all I can to be successful with the team.”