Utrecht have completed the signing of defender Matthieu Delpierre from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.

  • By Michael Bell
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delpThe experienced Frenchman has signed a deal until the end of the season in Utrecht, who badly need defensive reinforcements after shipping goals in the past few weeks.

The club tried to sign Andreas Wolf from Monaco, but after the move broke down they have moved swiftly to contract the 32-year-old Delpierre.

Delpierre started his career with Lille, before going on to join Stuttgart in 2004, where he stayed for eight years, helping the club win the Bundesliga title in 2006/07. A move to Hoffenheim followed in 2012, with the Frenchman making 23 league appearances for the club.

Utrecht have been busy in the transfer market, also signing Barcelona midfielder Fernando Quesada, and Heracles left back Christian Dorda. They could also hand a contract to ex-PSV striker Danny Koevermans, who has been training with the club.

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