German Bundesliga side Bochum has signed Brighton forward Jurgen Locadia on a free transfer. The 28-year-old made 35 Premier League appearances in four years at Brighton. He joined the Seagulls for a then club-record fee of £15m in January 2018 but has spent much of the past three seasons on loan at Cincinnati in the USA and Hoffenheim in Germany.
Bochum Signs Jurgen Locadia from Brighton
Brighton boss Graham Potter said he hoped the Dutchman Jurgen Locadia could “reinvigorate his career” at his new place Bochum. Locadia has made three appearances for Brighton this season after returning from Major League Soccer side Cincinnati in June. He last featured in their goalless draw with Leeds United in the English Premier League on 27 November.
Jurgen Locadia scored six goals in all competition for Brighton, said he is “glad that the move to VfL [Bochum] has worked out” after limited opportunities with the Premier League side. S” peaking about his transferee said: Having had little playing time recently, I naturally hope that this will change at VfL.” Meanwhile, Brighton defender Leo Ostigard has also joined Andriy Shevchenko’s Genoa on loan for the remainder of the season after he was recalled from a spell at Stoke City.
The 22-year-old, who made 13 appearances for the Potters in the Championship, joins a Genoa side who are third from bottom in Serie A and battling to avoid relegation.