Brentford offload Hofmann to German club

Philipp Hofmann has left Brentford to join German second-tier side Greuther Furth for an undisclosed fee.

The Germany Under-21 international, 24, joined the Bees from Kaiserslauten in July 2015.

He featured in only 33 games, scoring four goals, and his departure this summer was expected.

“It is a move that is in the best interests of all parties,” co-director of football Phil Giles told Brentford’s website.

“It is fair to say that things haven’t worked out as well as either Philipp or Brentford would have hoped since he signed.

“We were therefore keen to find a new club for Philipp to give him a fresh start and a chance to play games.”