BERLIN, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Germany international David Raum has joined Leipzig from league rivals Hoffenheim with immediate effect, both Bundesliga clubs confirmed in an official statement on Sunday.
The 24-year-old left back, who has received jersey number 22, has penned a five-year deal and will stay with the "Red Bulls" until June 2027.
"David Raum is another addition to our squad. He is an offensively minded left back who has an enormous mentality. David has evolved tremendously in the past two years and established himself in Hoffenheim's starting team before earning a call up for Germany's national team," said Leipzig's technical director Christopher Vivell.
Raum joined Hoffenheim from second division outfit Greuther Furth in the summer of 2021 providing 13 assists and three goals in overall 35 competitive appearances.
Raum's performances in the Bundesliga secured him a call up for Germany's national team where he made his debut against Armenia in September 2021. He made ever since nine appearances and is said to be part of Germany's World Cup squad.
"I am very happy about my transfer to Leipzig. The club tried hard to sign me and the talks with coach Domenico Tedesco and managing director Oliver Mintzlaff quickly convinced me that Leipzig is the right step for me. I can now play Champions League with Leipzig and develop perfectly here in an ideal environment," said Raum.
After the 5-3 defeat to Bayern Munich in the 2022 Supercup, the "Red Bulls" face Stuttgart to kick off their Bundesliga campaign on August 7. ■