US striker Wood joins Hannover on loan from Hamburger

July 09, 2018 - 12:18 pm

HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — United States striker Bobby Wood has moved to Bundesliga side Hannover from relegated Hamburger SV.

Hannover says the 25-year-old Wood is joining on loan for one year, with the option to then make the switch permanent.

The Hawaii-born forward is the club's third loan signing of the summer, after Kevin Wimmer (from Tottenham) and Takuma Asano (Arsenal).

Wood is quoted by Hannover as saying, "I had very good talks ... and know what the club intends, what kind of football should be played and where I fit in with that. My gut feeling told me it is the right decision."

He joined 1860 Munich's youth setup in 2007 and made his debut in the second division in 2011. He moved to Union Berlin in 2015, and then Hamburg in the Bundesliga in 2016.

Wood's time in Hamburg did not go to plan, scoring just seven goals in 52 league games. Last season he managed two as the side was relegated.

He has 12 goals in 39 appearances for the U.S. since making his debut as a 20-year-old under Jurgen Klinsmann in August 2013.

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