Austria midfielder to join Hoffenheim

Tuesday 22 January 2008
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Andreas Ibertsberger will leave FreiburgAndreas Ibertsberger will leave Freiburg (©Getty Images)

Austrian international midfielder Andreas Ibertsberger has agreed to join ambitious German second division club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at the end of the season.

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Ibertsberger, 25, will move to Hoffenheim from their 2. Bundesliga rivals SC Freiburg during a summer when he will also hope to play for Austria at UEFA EURO 2008™. The former FC Salzburg player "will fit perfectly into our team and will be a big help in our quest for promotion," said Hoffenheim general manager Jan Schindelmeier. Ibertsberger has made ten league appearances this term for a Freiburg side sitting fourth in the 2. Bundesliga, eight points above Hoffenheim in eighth. He has 12 international caps.

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