On the deadline day of the January transfer window, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jacob Bruun Larsen joins Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim.
Hoffenheim will reportedly fork over €10m for the 21-year-old, who will sign a contract until 2024.
Bruun Larsen prospects of playing time have dried up at the Westfalenstadion under Lucien Favre in the 2019-20 season.
“After intensive deliberations, we have complied with Jacob’s request for release and wish him all the best for his next endeavour,” BVB sporting director Michael Zorc is quoted in the club’s press release, adding: “We will continue to follow his sporting development with a close eye.”
Meanwhile, Larsen said to BVB’s own website: “I want to thank my coaches, teammates, the club’s employees and the fans for the support. Although I am changing clubs, I will always carry them in my heart.”
After a total of 30 appearances in all competitions in the previous season, amassing to 1446 minutes, the one-time Danish international has only featured 158 minutes in nine substitute appearances this season.
Coincidentally, his last 45 minutes stint came in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss away to Hoffenheim before the winter break, in which the out-of-form winger failed to showcase his talents.
Bruun Larsen joined BVB’s under 17 from Lyngby BK in 2015 and joined VfB Stuttgart on loan for six months in the second half of the 2017-2018 season before breaking through to the first team in Dortmund in 2019, scoring three goals and five assists in all competitions.
Also due to the emergence of U.S. midfielder Giovanny Reyna from BVB’s youth system, the competition would be too stiff for the technically limited Bruun Larsen at the Westfalenstadion, where even Mario Götze and €25m summer signing Thorgan Hazard will have to fight for a starting position since the introduction of Erling Haaland.