Goalscoring midfielder Vincenzo Grifo under contract at Hoffenheim until 2016
Hoffenheim have signed a professional contract with Vincenzo Grifo from their reserve team until the summer of 2016.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 31/10/12 6:32pm
The goalscoring midfielder's previous amateur deal was set to expire in 2014 but he recently made his Bundesliga debut under boss Markus Babbel and has now made two top-flight appearances.
Grifo sufficiently impressed in those outings and has been rewarded with a professional contract with his club.
Hoffenheim general manager Andreas Muller told the club's official website: "We are happy to have signed a new contract with Vincenzo Grifo.
"Vincenzo is able to forge ahead at Hoffenheim. We have created all the prerequisites."