Mark Uth netted 15 goals in the Dutch top flight last term - © © imago
Mark Uth netted 15 goals in the Dutch top flight last term - © © imago

Bundesliga transfer report: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Cologne - While the Bundesliga's many stars continue to build up their fitness levels ahead of the new season, clubs up and down the country are working tirelessly behind the scenes to strengthen their playing staff in time for the big kick-off in mid August.

How they fared in 2014/15

Over the next few weeks, will be taking a closer look at each of the 18 top-flight clubs' summer transfer dealings so far. Next up in the series: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

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While Hoffenheim can justifiably be pleased with a season which brought improvement across the board, and in particular in the defence, there was disappointment at the WIRSOL Rhein Neckar Arena with an eighth-placed finish and the subsequent failure to qualify for Europe. Given that the side were seventh or higher virtually all season, the late collapse was particularly galling, yet it was the price to pay for an inconsistent Rückrunde in which the Sinsheimers were unable to win back-to-back games.

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To-do list...

Editor's note: Not all summer transfers will be discussed here. The players featured in this article made at least ten league appearances for their respective clubs last season, chipped in with numerous goals and assists or made other significant contributions to their team. For an overview of the 2015/16 summer transfers, click here.