International Soccer - Germany

Hoffenheim adds Baumann from Freiburg

Sinsheim, Germany ( - Hoffenheim completed the signing of goalkeeper Oliver Baumann from Freiburg on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Baumann came up through the youth system at Freiburg and made 131 Bundesliga appearances for the club. But after a 14th-place finish with Freiburg this season, he expressed a desire for a new challenge.

"After 14 years at Freiburg, I'm very keen to have some new surroundings," Baumann told Hoffenheim's website. "Hoffenheim have really shaken up the league lately with their very attacking playing style. I will try to provide a solid backing to help this playing style and develop even more. I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Baumann joins Hoffenheim on a contract that runs until 2018, while no transfer fee has been released from either club.

05/14 12:43:34 ET