Bayern youngster joins Stuttgart
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 19-year-old defensive midfielder had failed to make Bayern's first team given the strong competition in Ottmar Hitzfeld's side and was fed up with being forced to play at their Third Division amateur team last season.
Stuttgart coach Felix Magath, however, is well-known for his eye for talented youngsters and Andreas Hinkel and Kevin Kuranyi have already made their Germany debuts this season.
His young side also sensationally sealed automatic qualification for the Champions League by finishing ahead of more prestigious teams like Borussia Dortmund, Hertha Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen.