Polanski moves to Hoffenheim
Polish midfielder Eugen Polanski has moved from 1. FSV Mainz 05 to 1899 Hoffenheim.
The 26-year old defensive midfielder signed 2.5 year contract with the Bundesliga club.
Polanski started out at Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2004/05, before joining La Liga side FC Getafe four years later. After making 26 appearances in Spain's top-flight, Polanski returned to Germany in 2009/10 with Mainz 05. In total, Polanski has played 131 times in the Bundesliga, scoring five goals and earning 12 assists in the process.
"Eugen Polanski has plenty of Bundesliga experience and tactically-speaking is well schooled. He brings that extra bit of stability that we undoubtedly need to avoid relegation," said Hoffenheim sporting director Andreas Müller.
This moves comes as a bit of a surprise even though Polanski has not had the best season with Mainz this season. He leaves a club that is currently 7th and is joining a club in 16th place that will be fighting against relegation. This move should definitely give Polanski more playing time and hopefully give him the fresh start he needs to get back into top form.
He will not be available for Poland's next World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine as he will be pausing because of yellow cards. This was the reason why he was not called up to Poland's upcoming friendly matches. Coach Fornalik wants to try out other defensive midfield options in Polanski's absence.
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