Nico Schulz has joined TSG 1899 Hoffenheim from league rivals Borussia Monchengladbach, both Bundesliga football clubs confirmed in an official statement.
The 24-year-old defender put pen to paper on a three-year deal on Saturday, which ties him to the Hoffenheim until summer 2020, reports Xinhua news agency.
"Nico Schulz has exactly the profile we have been looking for to make our squad more variable. He is furthermore one of the fastest players in the league and fits with his left hammer and speed very well into the team," Hoffenheim's sporting director Alexander Rosen said.
Schulz is a home-grown talent from Hertha Berlin where he made his breakthrough as a senior professional in 2010.
After five years at Berlin and two goals in 92 appearances, Schulz agreed on a transfer to Monchengladbach where he spent most of the time on the bench due to injuries in the last two years.
"After a difficult time at Monchengladbach, I feel very good now. I am ready and can't wait to prove myself at Hoffenheim," Schulz told the club's official homepage.