Ron-Thorben Hoffmann signed a professional contract this morning as announced on the Bayern English-language Twitter account (@FCBayernEN).
The move likely signals that Tom Starke will transition back to his role as a goalkeeping coach within the Bayern youth academy, as Hoffmann will now provide depth behind Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich. Hoffman joins fellow youngster Christian Früchtl in the goalkeeper competition.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) May 16, 2018
Hoffmann has bounced between a number of clubs over the years as he has worked his way through various youth systems. Hoffmann first joined FC Hansa Rostock Youth in 2005.
From there, Hoffmann got a grand tour of the youth academies for Hertha Berlin (2009-2013) and RB Leipzig (2013-2015) before finally moving over to Bayern Munich in July 2015.
The 19-year old appeared in 24 games and conceded 26 goals for the Bayern U-19 squad, compiling 10 clean sheets along the way. Hoffman’s deal will be through the 2021 season and he will surely be a member of the travelling squad for Bayern’s trip to the United States for the International Champions Cup this summer.