Bundesliga outfit, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, have confirmed the signing of Dutch defender, Justin Hoogma, from Eredivisie side, Heracles through their official social media account.
Hoogma, who played every minute of every league game in a single season, becoming the youngest player in history to do that, has signed a four-year deal with Die Kraichgauer.
“Justin is a highly rated defender, a left-footer with exceptional qualities in the build-up, who has already written his young name into the history books of Dutch football,” Hoffenheim’s sporting director, Alexander Rosen said.
Commenting on the move, the 19-year-old defender said he was left impressed by the club’s playing style, success amongst others.
“Because of their playing style and their reputation of taking players to the next level, I was hooked right from our very first talks,” Hoogma said, moments after putting pen to paper.
The youngster, son of Nico-Jan Hoogma, who made 177 Bundesliga appearances for Hamburger SV between 1998 and 2004, was formerly a player of FC Twente before he joined Heracles Almelo in 2016.
The defender, who has represented the Netherlands at various youth levels, is expected to replace former Hoffenhiem star, Niklas Sule, following his move to league champions, Bayern Munich.