Daniel Didavi has agreed a three-year contract extension at Stuttgart, with the new deal set to see him through to the summer of 2016.
The 22-year-old midfielder spent last season on loan at Bundesliga rivals Nurnberg, but will be back at the Mercedes Benz Arena for the 2012/13 campaign.
The Germany U21 international is considered to be a hot prospect for the future and is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to fulfil his potential with Stuttgart.
"I came through the youth teams at Stuttgart and received my football training here, breaking into the professionals here," Didavi told the club's official website.
"I am very happy that I can now take the next step in my career here."
Stuttgart director of sport Fredi Bobic, who turned down Nurnberg's bid to keep Didavi for another year, added: "We are delighted that Daniel has signed a long-term contract with us.
"He is a player from our own production belt who has improved a lot and has a great deal of potential."
Didavi will not feature for Stuttgart at the start of the new season after he picked up a serious knee injury in his last game for Nurnberg.
He underwent surgery in June and is likely to be sidelined until January.