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Hoffenheim sign attacking midfielder Bittencourt from Cologne

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have completed the transfer of attacking Leonardo from Cologne, the German football club announced.

joins from relegated after putting pen to paper on a contract until June 2023, said on Monday, reports

"Leonardo is a who has a great acceleration. He is extremely difficult to defend in a one-on-one," sporting told the club's official home page.

The new arrival played since summer 2015 for and provided 11 goals and 12 assists in 67 competitive appearances.

"Excellent work has been done in Hoffenheim for years and the fact that several players made into the national team from there, is an reference that impresses me as an

"has convinced me as a and, I am sure that I will benefit greatly from his work," Bittencourt said.

Hoffenheim completed the season 2017-2018 in the third place and booked their ticket for next season's group stage.



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 19:42 IST