Official: Hoffenheim Sign Edson Braafheid From Bayern Munich

Posted by admin on Thursday, 27 January 2011

Hoffenheim have completed the signing of Edson Braafheid from Bayern Munich.
Bundesliga side Hoffenheim have signed Netherlands international Edson Braafheid from German titleholders Bayern Munich for an undisclosed fee. The full-back has signed a contract until the summer of 2014 with his new club.

Hoffenheim were looking for a new left back because of the departure of Luiz Gustavo and Christian Eichner earlier this month and head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli has now gotten his desired reinforcements.

"We've added some more quality and experience to our squad with the capture of Braafheid. He's a modern left-back who adds something to the team both defensively and going forward," said Pezzaiuoli on the Hoffenheim website.

Braafheid joined Bayern from Twente in the summer of 2009, but the 27-year-old failed to secure regular first team action at the Bavarians.

"It was very important for my personal development to leave Bayern for Hoffenheim, also with an eye on my future in the national side. I know the Bundesliga very well and I'm confident that I'll find my way at Hoffenheim," commented Braafheid.