Bundesliga transfer round-up: Joelinton, Kleindienst loaned, Hosiner heading for Union

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Bundesliga transfer round-up: Joelinton, Kleindienst loaned, Hosiner heading for Union
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It's been another busy day of Bundesliga business, as the teams ready themselves for the coming season.

Joelinton joins Rapid Wien

After joining TSG 1899 Hoffenheim from Sport Club do Recife last summer, it has been a tough time for Joelinton.

The Brazilian attacker made just one appearance for the Sinsheim side, in which he didn't play a full minute as a substitute against Schalke 04.

The 19-year-old signed a bumper five-year deal to keep him at the club until 2020, but will now spend the next two seasons with Rapid Wien.

"I am very hopeful that - with lots of games and goals - I can be part of a successful time for my new club," the young forward explained.

Kleindienst heads for Heidenheim

Tim Kleindienst will not follow SC Freiburg into the Bundesliga, it has been announced. Instead, the young forward has joined 1. FC Heidenheim on a year-long loan.

The towering forward has found opportunities limited in the first-team, mainly due to injury and the form of Nils Petersen and Florian Niederlechner.

But, with Heidenheim in need of a real goal-getter after Niederlecher's departure, this could be the perfect solution for everyone involved.

Holger Sanwald said: "With Tim we have got a highly talented and technically well-trained player who has already proven his qualities - despite his young age - in the 3. Liga."

Opportunities have been limited for Kleindienst. | Image credit: picture alliance - kicker
Opportunities have been limited for Kleindienst. | Image credit: picture alliance - kicker

Hosiner set for Union move

After a troubled loan spell with 1. FC Köln, it looks like Philipp Hosiner will leave Stade Rennais this summer and head for 1. FC Union Berlin.

The forward was pictured in Berlin ahead of a proposed move to the capital club, as he looks to get his career back on track; he has managed just two goals in two seasons.

This is a stark contrast from the 41 goals he scored in 64 league games while with Austria Wien. He could be the perfect replacement for Bobby Wood, but time will tell.