Official: Twente land Braafheid on loan from Hoffenheim

The Dutch left-back has returned to the Tukkers, in a deal that will keep him at his former club until the end of the season on a temporary basis

Twente have signed defender Edson Braafheid on a season-long loan from Hoffenheim.

The 29-year-old returns to his native Netherlands, having played for both Bayern Munich and Celtic, before moving to TSG 1899, where he has been deemed surplus to requirements this season, despite making 31 appearances during the last campaign.

This will be Braafheid's second spell at the Eredivisie side, previously playing 93 games for them between 2007 and 2009, and will also be reunited with former boss Steve McClaren.

Braafheid, capped nine times by the Oranje, arrives at a side that managed a 6th-placed finish in the Dutch’s top flight last season, but secured their place in the Europa League with a 3-2 victory over Turkish side Bursaspor on Thursday.