Defender Per Nilsson joins Nuremberg

Swedish defender Per Nilsson has joined Nuremberg from

Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim on a three-year contract.

Nuremberg said Monday that the two clubs agreed not to disclose

details of the 27-year-old player’s transfer.

Nilsson said he wants more playing time and sees “better

prospects of that in Nuremberg.”

Nuremberg narrowly avoided relegation from the top division this

year. It finished third from bottom and salvaged its top-flight

status in a playoff against second-division Augsburg.