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Adams Szalai moves from Schalke to Hoffenheim

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BERLIN, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Schalke's Adam Szalai moves to league rivals Hoffenheim until 2018, both teams confirmed on Friday.

The Hungarian international striker leaves Schalke after just one year to join Hoffenheim by signing a contract until June 2018.

"I like the offensive and energetic style of play by Hoffenheim. I am impressed with the mentality and the attitude of the team," Szalai told the club's official homepage.

The 26-year-old striker knows the Bundesliga as he already played for Stuttgart, Mainz and Schalke. During his last spell with the "Royal Blues" he scored seven goals in 28 games.

"Adam fits perfectly with his qualities into our style of play," Hoffenheim' s director of professional soccer Alexander Rosen said.

Hoffenheim completed the last season on the 9th position of the Bundesliga standings.

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