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2016, 25. July 2016
Professionals, 25.07.2016

Hajime Hosogai signs for VfB

The Japanese midfielder moves from the capital to Stuttgart.

Hajime Hosogai is a member of the VfB Stuttgart squad with immediate effect. The 30-year-old midfielder makes the move from Hertha BSC to VfB on a two year contract. The details of the deal remain undisclosed.

Hajime Hosogai has made a total of 102 Bundesliga appearances for FC Augsburg and Hertha BSC, scoring three goals. For FC Augsburg, Hasogai also played seven games in the '2. Bundesliga'. Last season, Hajime Hosogai was released on loan from Hertha BSC to Turkish club Bursaspor, for whom he made 20 Süper Lig appearances. So far, the midfielder has won 28 international caps for Japan. At VfB, Hajime Hosogai will wear the number 7 jersey.

Sporting Director Jan Schindelmeiser:
"Hajime Hosogai fits into our profile very well. He can be used in all defensive positions. His exceptional character and experience make him extremely valuable to us. We are looking forward to having a real team player within our ranks."

Hajime Hosogai:
"VfB is a club with huge potential. I want to help the club achieve their goals and I am really looking forward to getting to know my new team mates and, naturally, the fans."