Hoffenheim sign Sanogo to replace Ibisevic

Ivory Coast striker Boubacar Sanogo has joined Bundesliga leaders Hoffenheim on loan from Werder Bremen to replace the injured Vedad Ibisevic, the club said on its website. Hoffenheim, the surprise league leaders in their first Bundesliga season, said they also had an option to sign the 26-year-old at the end of the season.

Ibisevic, top scorer in the Bundesliga, will miss the remainder of the season after tearing a cruciate ligament during training.