Alexander Rosen, sporting director: “Pirmin is a player that has demonstrated his exceptional footballing ability in several games at the top level. He is an exemplary professional with leadership qualities that will set standards in our team both on the pitch and away from it.”
Schwegler on his move: “Hoffenheim follow a clear philosophy. The team play inspirational attacking football. That has convinced me to take on this challenge and join TSG on their exciting journey.”
Schwegler moved to the Bundesliga in 2006 from ‘Young Boys' Bern. After a spell at Bayer Leverkusen (46 appearances), he joined Eintracht Frankfurt in 2009, where up until recently he was the captain. Schwegler has scored six goals in 127 first- and second-division matches and also has 14 caps for the Switzerland national team so far.