Ghanaian defender Jordi Osei-Tutu  has returned to German Bundesliga club VfL Bochum after two years.

The 23-year-old English-born Ghanaian, was on loan from Arsenal at VfL in 2019/20, but is now moving from London to Bochum on a free transfer.

He has signed a three year contract with his new club that runs until 2025.

"We know Jordi Osei-Tutu very well, the memories of his abilities and strengths are still very present," says Sebastian Schindzielorz, Managing Director Sport at VfL Bochum 1848. "Speed, dynamism and technique characterize him. We continued to watch him after his season at VfL and followed his development. Jordi has continued to mature, his potential is still enormous. We are optimistic that he will make the leap to the Bundesliga."

Jordi Osei-Tutu himself is “happy to be back in Bochum and at VfL. The last few years have been a bit more difficult for me. I can't wait to play in front of the fans again and get to know my new team - I still know some of the players. The Bundesliga will be a new challenge.”

In his first stint with Bochum he made 22 appearances for VfL, the fullback scored five goals and provided three assists.

After his return to London, he was loaned out by Arsenal FC to Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest and, last season, Rotherham United.

With the "Millers" from the county of South Yorkshire, Jordi Osei-Tutu rose from League One to the Championship, the second highest English division, in second place.


Date and place of birth: October 2nd, 1998 in Slough/ENG

: 176 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Nationality: England/Ghana
2nd Bundesliga Games/goals: 21/5
Championship/ENG Sp./T.: 12/0
Achievements: Promotion to the Championship (2022)

Previous clubs: Rotherham United (ENG, 01/2022 - 05/2022), Nottingham Forrest (ENG, 2021 - 01/2022), Cardiff City (WAL, 2020/21), VfL Bochum 1848 (2019/20), Arsenal FC (ENG, 2015-22), Reading FC (ENG, until 2015)