Stuttgart secure Kuzmanovic

Serbian signs for German side but Osorio could leave

Kuzmanovic: Stuttgart switch

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Stuttgart have completed the £7million signing of Fiorentina midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

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The Serbia international has agreed a four-year deal at the Mercedes-Benz Arena after spending two seasons at Viola.

Kuzmanovic, 21, is delighted to have completed the transfer and is eagerly anticipating plying his trade in the Bundesliga.

He said: "I am happy to have made this transfer so shortly before the end of the transfer window. VfB are a big club with a lot of tradition, a large fan base and an ambitious team.

"I want to be part of the club's future, that's why I came over."

Stuttgart general manager Horst Heldt told the club's official website: "In Zdravko Kuzmanovic we have signed a player that fits perfectly in terms of quality and age.

"He has proved his qualities for Serbia as well as for Fiorentina already, since we have monitored his progress as a player for quite a long period of time. We are delighted we were able to sign him just now."


Manager Markus Babbel added: "Zdravko Kuzmanovic is a midfielder for the modern game. He has a great view for the situation and is a good tackler as well.

"Despite his young age he is already a long-term international and will soon be part of our first team I think."

Meanwhile, Mexico defender Ricardo Osorio has hinted that his future could lie away from Stuttgart, although he confirmed he will not be returning to his homeland.

He said: "In the next hours my future will be decided. The only thing that I can say for sure at this moment is that I will not return to Mexican football.

"It seems to be that I will continue my career in another German team. I will see if the proposal is good and if it is there will be a change in my career and I trust that everything will be alright."