Sinsheim - 1899 Hoffenheim have confirmed that USA international Fabian Johnson will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

The versatile 26-year-old Germany-born defender informed the Sinsheim-based side he will not be renewing his contract which is due to run out on 30 June 2014. "We've been fighting since the summer trying to convince Fabian to stay at the club," said head coach Markus Gisdol. "However, he's opted for a transfer [to another club]."

Johnson, who is currently sidelined with a broken hand, joined Hoffenheim from VfL Wolfsburg in 2011 and has since featured in 73 Bundesliga matches, setting up 13 goals and finding the net five times for the Baden-Württemberg club.