Professionals | 22/06/2015

Striker joins from Hoffenheim

Anthony Modeste signs for FC

1. FC Köln have completed the signing of striker Anthony Modeste. The 27 year-old Frenchman joins FC from TSG Hoffenheim. The two clubs have decided not to disclose the transfer fee. Modeste has signed a contract keeping him at the club until June 30th, 2019, and will wear the number 27.

In Anthony Modeste the club have captured the striker they had sought out to lead the attack. Born in Cannes, he went on to develop his footballing abilities at OGC Nizza. "Above all it was the sporting aspect that convinced me to come here." He featured for the French national team at the U17 level, and played for various clubs in France before ending up at TSG Hoffenheim in 2013. Modeste featured in 62 competitive matches for Hoffenheim, scoring 23 goals in the process.

As a robust and dangerous striker in the box, Anthony Modeste fits the description of the player we were looking for,” said FC General Manager Jörg Schmadtke. “He already knows the Bundesliga and will surely improve our abilities in attack.”

Anthony Modeste states: “1. FC Köln is one of the biggest and most recognizable clubs in Germany. For many players in visiting teams the atmosphere in the RheinEnergieSTADION is a notable highlight. The opportunity to experience this atmosphere as a player of the club was a major reason for why I decided to come here. But above all it was the sporting aspect that convinced me. I believe the Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world, and I want to play my part in helping 1. FC Köln cement their status in the league.” 

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