Stuttgart have completed the signing of midfielder Ibrahima Traore on a three-year contract.
The Guinea international, who has four caps for his country, joins as a free agent.
He helped second division outfit Augsburg win promotion this season but has decided to try his luck elsewhere.
Traore has Bundesliga experience on his CV, having spent three years with Hertha Berlin between 2006 and 2009.
Meanwhile, Stuttgart have confirmed that club captain Matthieu Delpierre is to be sidelined for up to five months.
The French defender is nursing a hip injury picked up in training.
He will not return to first-team action until the 2011/12 campaign is underway.