Hoffenheim Sign Argentine Starlet Franco Zuculini

Last season’s Bundesliga surprise package have begun strengthening their squad with the signing of the highly sought after teenager…

Hoffenheim have clinched the signing of young Argentine star Franco Zuculini from Racing Club Avellaneda, the Argentine club’s vice-president Pablo Podesta has confirmed.  

Werder Bremen were also reportedly interested in the player, but the Sinsheim club have beaten their rivals to the South American youngster.  

A transfer fee of €4.6 million has been quoted in Kicker, with the Argentine club also set to receive 15% of any future transfer fees for the 18-year-old.      

Zuculini is considered one of Argentina’s hottest properties and is highly rated by national team coach Diego Maradona.  

The World Cup winner has previously stated that Zuculini could be a starter at the next World Cup and he has already handed him his international debut in a friendly against Panama in May.  

Mathew Burt, Goal.com