Mainz have signed Christian Fuchs on a season loan from Bochum, with an option to make the deal permanent next summer.
The agreement ensures the Austria midfielder will play Bundesliga football in the upcoming campaign after being relegated with Bochum last term.
"Christian Fuchs has already been proving his quality for several years,'' said Mainz general manager Christian Heidel on the Bundesliga club's website. "For a 24-year-old, almost 200 top-flight games is an impressive tally. Furthermore, he is just the kind of player we want wide on the left as he is an aggressive, courageous left-footer.''