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Bobby Wood loaned to Hannover 96

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He will stay in the Bundesliga this season

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Hannover 96 has a Hawaiian. United States international Bobby Wood was loaned by Hamburger SV to Hannover 96 today. The one-year loan move will allow Wood to remain in the Bundesliga, as Hamburg was recently relegated to the 2. Bundesliga for the first time.

“My gut feeling has told me that it is the right decision,” the 25-year-old Wood is quoted as saying in discussing the move. “I had very good discussions with the coach and I know what the club is up to, what kind of football to play and what role I can play in it, and my gut told me it was the right decision to switch to [Hannover] 96.”

Wood will hope to get his offense back on track after a dismal 2017-18 season where he only scored 3 times for Hamburg. For Hannover, it’s a chance to add some offensive power to a lineup that finished 13th last year in the Bundesliga.

Wood will wear the #17 jersey of Die Roten (The Reds) next season, and hopefully the move will constitute a fresh start where he can get back to scoring bushels of goals and returning to prime form.