Bayer Leverkusen Officially Announce The Signing Of Jonas Hofmann

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Bayer Leverkusen have officially announced the signing of Jonas Hofmann from Borussia Mönchengladbach.

According to the club’s report, the transfer fee for this signing amounts to €10 million.

The transfer had previously received minimal speculation but has made significant progress in the past 24 hours.

Jonas Hofmann

Meanwhile, Gladbach attempted to extend Hofmann’s contract beyond 2025 and remove the release clause, but unfortunately, they were not successful in doing so.

However, Die Werkself successfully exercised a clause in Hofmann’s contract, allowing them to attract the 30-year-old player to the BayArena.

They have signed the German International on a four-year deal that will last until the summer of 2027.

Simon Rolfes, Leverkusen’s sporting director stated that the club have had a long-standing relationship with Jonas, and they are delighted that he has chosen to join Bayer 04.

He further emphasized that Hofmann perfectly suits the kind of player the club need at the moment.

Rolfes said: “He perfectly fits the profile of the player we were seeking to strengthen our squad.”

During the previous season, Hofmann made 33 appearances for the Foals, where he scored 14 goals and provided 12 assists.

Hofmann also had the opportunity to participate in the 2022 World Cup with Germany. However, he only played for a total of 28 minutes across the three group games.

Regarding the transfer, Hofmann expressed his gratitude towards Borussia for the past seven years.

He said: “I had a wonderful time there. Lately, I’ve been experiencing a desire to try something different.”

“Bayer 04 aligns perfectly with these sentiments. The club has consistently been one of the top German clubs for many years and has always maintained a strong international ambition.”

“The team is incredibly exciting and possesses an astonishing level of quality. I am truly thrilled about the upcoming chapter.”

Hofmann will possibly bring his great skills and experience to improve Xabi Alonso’s side in Leverkusen.

Depending on Moussa Diaby’s future, Hofmann’s arrival could potentially result in the Frenchman being moved to the left-hand side.

However, for Gladbach, this will be yet another significant setback, as they will not only be losing Hofmann but also Marcus Thuram, Ramy Bensebaini, and captain Lars Stindl.

Who is Jonas Hofmann?

Jonas Hofmann
Jonas Hofmann

Jonas Hofmann is a talented German footballer who currently serves as a winger for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and also represents the Germany national team.

Hofmann started his club career in 1998 at FC Rot in the municipality of St. Leon-Rot.

He played there until the end of the 2003-2004 season, after which he transferred to 1899 Hoffenheim for the 2004-2005 season.

Hofmann signed a contract with Borussia Dortmund until June 30, 2015 for the 2011-2012 season.

On December 29, 2015, it was announced that Hofmann would be joining Borussia Mönchengladbach on January 1, 2016.

He signed a four-year contract that would keep him with the team until 2020.

Hofmann has dedicated the past seven and a half years of his career to playing at the Borussia-Park.

During this time, he has showcased his skills by scoring 48 goals and providing 51 assists in a total of 214 appearances.

He had an impressive involvement in 26 goals (14 goals and 12 assists) during his 35 appearances for ‘Die Fohlen’ last season.

Hofmann’s International career

Hofmann represented the German U18 national football team from 2009 to 2010.

He played his final match for the U18 team on 25 March 2010, achieving a victory against the France U18 national football team.

Jonas Hofmann
Jonas Hofmann

Afterward, he went on to play for the German U21 national football team.

In October 2020, he received a call from Joachim Löw to represent the Germany national team in matches against Turkey, Ukraine, and Switzerland.

He made his debut on October 7, 2020, in a friendly game against Turkey. He was selected to the squad for the UEFA Euro 2020 on May 19, 2021.

As of June 11, 2022, he has scored four international goals for the Germany national team.

In addition to his other accomplishments, he is a successful businessman who owns three Subway restaurants in the Heidelberg area.

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