Bochum pounce for Drobny
By Chris Ives. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
VfL Bochum have signed Czech goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny until the end of the season.
The 27-year-old former Fulham custodian put pen-to-paper on the six-month deal after having moved on from Craven Cottage in October.
The keeper moved on to Ipswich Town following his exit from Fulham, but he has now pitched up in Germany.
Drobny had already trained with the Ruhr Valley club at their winter training camp in Spain and sufficiently impressed coach Marcel Koller to land the deal.
"Jaroslav convinced us with his on-field presence and goalkeeping ability," commented Bochum board member Stefan Kuntz.
"We believe that he will help us on the pitch and that he has the character to suit our team."
Bochum restart their Bundesliga campaign this weekend in 14th place in the table.
Meanwhile, Bochum are thought to be leading the chase for Nice defender Anthar Yahia's services.
The 24-year-old has had trials at both Bochum and Championship side Leeds United, but is understood to favour a move to the Bundesliga.
Yahia impressed sufficiently to earn a contract at the Ruhrstadion and club officials are hoping to reach an agreement with their Nice counterparts.
The Algerian stopper is expected to move to Germany on loan with Bochum having the option to sign him permanently in the summer.