Delpierre to leave Stuttgart for Hoffenheim

Stuttgart defender Matthieu Delpierre will leave the club at the end of the season to join fellow Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.

Delpierre's contract expires at the end of the current campaign and he will be allowed to join Hoffenheim on a free transfer, where he is expected to sign a two-year contract.

The 30-year-old signed with Stuttgart from Lille in 2004 and has appeared in over 150 Bundesliga matches for the club.

However, Delpierre has yet to feature for the team this season because of hamstring problems.