Featured Matches
Previous
Seattle Sounders FC
Los Angeles
0
3
ESPN2 LIVE 88'
Game Details
Richmond Kickers
Crystal Palace
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Norwich City
Nice
5
1
FT
Game Details
Richmond Kickers
Crystal Palace
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Brøndby
Silkeborg IF
2
0
FT
Game Details
AIK
Falkenbergs FF
3
0
FT
Game Details
BK Hacken
Djurgarden
2
1
FT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Los Angeles
0
3
ESPN2 LIVE 88'
Game Details
Tigre
All Boys
(5) 0
(4) 0
FT
Game Details
Belgrano de Córdoba
Independiente
0
2
FT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
May 3, 2012

Hoffenheim sign Wiese and Derdiyok

Hoffenheim have made two new signings for next season with Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese arriving on a free transfer from Werder Bremen and Switzerland striker Eren Derdiyok signing for an undisclosed fee from Bayer Leverkusen.

• Wiese: Real Madrid want me

Wiese's arrival had prompted murmurs of discontent from the Hoffenheim faithful in their last home game of the season against Nurnberg last weekend, but Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel said he could not miss out on Germany's No. 2 goalkeeper.

"We did not want to let the chance of getting such an experienced and successful goalkeeper slip away," he said on his club's website. "Tim Wiese has made it into the national team and that pretty much says everything. I am convinced he will be a key factor in us reaching our goals."

Wiese will contend for a place in the Hoffenheim goal next season with the club's vice-captain and fan favourite Tom Starke.

Derdiyok arrives to fill the void left by the sale of Vedad Ibisevic to Stuttgart in January.

"Eren Derdiyok is a complete striker and he fits in perfectly with our concept," Babbel said. "I am delighted we have been able to convince him to come."

The 23-year-old has scored 25 goals in 89 Bundesliga matches for Leverkusen since joining them from Basel in 2009.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.