Hannover 96 have announced the signing of German/Nigerian central defender Kevin Akpoguma on a six-month loan from Hoffenheim.
This move is subject to a medical on January 2.
The 23-year-old defender has made eight Bundesliga appearances for Hoffenheim this season, the last of them coming in a 3-3 draw against Hertha Berlin on November 24.
Akpoguma will join a Hannover side level with Nuremberg on 11 points at the bottom of the Bundesliga table.
The defender has the opportunity to get some game time at Hannover.
He could make his league debut for Hannover in a home fixture against Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on January 19.
Hannover general manager Horst Heldt said: “Kevin brings a lot of speed, he has a good touch and has a good heading game, so he fits in perfectly with our requirements and we are very happy that we could sign him for Hannover.
“I’m really looking forward to the new challenge. I want to get in the team quickly, play match practice and play my part in helping us reach our goal and stay in the division,” Akpoguma said.
“The club impressed me a lot I’ll do my utmost to make it a loan that will benefit everyone.”