Jonas Hofmann moved from Borussia Dortmund to Borussia Mönchengladbach last week. - © imago / GEPA
Jonas Hofmann moved from Borussia Dortmund to Borussia Mönchengladbach last week. - © imago / GEPA
Bundesliga

Gladbach's Hofmann excited ahead of Dortmund reunion

New Borussia Mönchengladbach signing Jonas Hofmann is eagerly awaiting the Bundesliga restart after completing his first training session with the Foals.

Reus influential

The 23-year-old joined Gladbach from Borussia Dortmund last week and is quickly settling in at his new club. “I knew a couple of the guys already, which has made it easier,” said Hofmann on Tuesday. “I think I'm going to be very happy here.”

The midfielder also admitted that his decision had been partly informed by conversations with former Gladbach star Marco Reus, who moved in the opposite direction in 2012: “I spoke for a long time with Marco. He only had positive things to say about this club.”

Hofmann faces tough competition in a gifted Gladbach squad, but the Foals' current injury problems might see the former Dortmund player get an early chance to prove himself. With André Hahn out for at least another month and Patrick Hermann only just returning to full fitness, the versatile Hofmann provides some well needed support to Gladbach's front line.

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