Borussia Mönchengladbach have announced that they will sign TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's versatile midfielder Tobias Strobl this summer on a contract lasting until 2020.
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The UEFA Champions League aspirants moved swiftly to find a replacement for Havard Nordtveit, who confirmed he would not be extending his expiring contract earlier this month. "We're delighted that a player with Tobias Strobl's Bundesliga experience has chosen to represent Borussia," said Gladbach's sporting director Max Eberl. "He can play in several positions in defence and his personality also fits in well here."
The 25-year-old has made 90 appearances in all competitions for Hoffenheim, scoring just once and chipping in with five assists, but is looking forward to testing himself at a higher level as part of a Foals squad intent on regularly competing in Europe.
"I have had three great years in Hoffenheim and am determined to bid farewell on the back of surviving the relegation battle. Then, once summer comes around, I will look forward to my new challenge in Mönchengladbach," said Strobl, who went on to outline what fans of the Foals can expect of him in the coming years. "I'm not a technical wizard. I'm more of a hard worker who is full of fight."