Official: Hoffenheim Sign Roberto Firmino From Figueirense

Hoffenheim have completed the transfer of Brazilian youngster Roberto Firmino from Figueirense.
Ambitious Bundesliga side Hoffenheim have completed the transfer of Brazilian youngster Roberto Firmino from Figueirense for an undisclosed fee. A report on the club's official website reads that Firmino has signed a contract until June 2015.

The Sinsheim side had been in the market for a new attacking midfielder ever since the departure of Carlos Eduardo to Rubin Kazan last summer.

General manager Ernst Tanner was over the moon with the capture of the 19-year-old midfielder and made it clear that Firmino will get all the time he needs to adapt to his new surroundings.

"We are very happy that we've been able to secure the services of one of the most promising youngsters around in Brazil. Big clubs from all over the world were after his signature," said Tanner on the club's official website.

"He has already shown what he's capable of as an attacking midfielder by scoring eight goals in 36 appearances. Additionally, he was voted best player of the second division for a reason."

Firmino will join his new club on January 1, 2011 and will wear the number 22 jersey at Hoffenheim.

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