The Ugandan-born 25-year-old has signed a one-year contract at the Ruhrstadion after a difficult season in England.
He had been signed for Huddersfield by Jan Siewert, who had coached him at Borussia Dortmund II, however after making one just appearance in the EFL Cup, he failed to make the squad again after Siewert was sacked just three games into the Championship season.
He played 71 times in three years for Dortmund’s under-23s in the Regionalliga West, having also played at that level with SC Wiedenbrück. He had previously been trained at Werder Bremen having grown up in the far north of the country.
Bochum’s Sebastian Schindzielorz confirmed that, due to Bockhorn’s struggles at Huddersfield, he had been given “a performance-based contract,” with an option for a further year.
Nevertheless, the club’s managing director of sport said that he is “a fast, dynamic and flexible player” and that he has “already proven that he has an offensive urge.”
Bockhorn said he is “happy and grateful” to be given the chance at Bochum. He adds that he is “looking forward” to the upcoming season and that he is “ready to step on the gas.”
He will provide competition for Cristian Gamboa at right-back, and, following the signing of Tarsis Bonga, there is another hint that the club are not expected Jordi Osei-Tutu to return on loan from Arsenal.
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