KENYA BROWN - Friday, July 8, 2016
This summer's transfer window has seen another American make a move as German Bundesliga side Hoffenheim announced that midfielder Russell Canouse has been sent on loan to Vfl Bochum.
The 21-year-old will join the 2.Bundesliga side for two years.
Canouse joined Hoffenheim's youth setup in 2011 at the age of 15 after spending some time at the academy of MLS side the New York Red Bulls. He finally made his debut for the team in March as he came on as a substitute in their game against Wolfsburg.
For the young midfielder, he sees the opportunity as a good chance for him to getting playing time with Bochum's first team.
"I'm happy that the move to VfL has finally worked. I want here to be here in Bochum to take the next step and get more playing time at a high level. The game style that VfL plays, I like it," said Canouse.
Bochum's sports director Christian Hochstätter believes Canouse will be a great addition to the team's midfield as they try to make their way back to the top division in the upcoming season.
"To leave your home at a young age like Russell Canouse to improve yourself demonstrates extraordinary ambition and character. He's athletically robust and has very good technique. Russell Canouse can fill various midfield roles,"he said.
Bochum last played in the Bundesliga in 2010 and will be looking to improve on last season's fifth place finish in the second division.