Germany international Sebastian Rudy returned to TSG Hoffenheim for the third time ahead of the 2020/21 season, having previously signed in 2010 and 2019. The Bundesliga club agreed on the final day of the summer transfer window to loan its record appearance-maker from league rivals FC Schalke 04. The defensive midfielder has made more Bundesliga appearances for TSG than any other Hoffenheim player. “We’re absolutely delighted to see Sebastian return once again. His experience, technical abilities and tactical understanding will make us better,” said TSG director of football Alexander Rosen.