Stuttgart sign five footballers

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Stuttgart, May 15 (IANS) VfB Stuttgart have reinforced their first team with the signing of five youngsters for the next football season.

Stuttgart on Monday declared that Marc Oliver Kempf, Pablo Maffeo, Borna Sosa, David Kopacz and Robert Massimo have joined the club, which may play in Europa League next season, reports Xinhua news agency.

Centre back Kempf joined from league rivals Freiburg after putting pen to paper on a four-year deal, stipulated until June 2022.

Manchester City’s Pablo Maffeo will strengthen Stuttgart’s defense as the 20-year-old defender has penned a long-term contract until June 2023.

Another defender, Borna Sosa moved from Dinamo Zagreb to Stuttgart and signed a five-year deal, which will keep him in Germany’s top flight until June 2023. He received the jersey no. 24.

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David Kopacz joined from league rivals Borussia Dortmund. The 18-year-old all-round talent inked a four-year deal until June 2022.

Stuttgart have also completed the transfer of Robert Massimo, who joined from second division outfit Arminia Bielefeld. The 17-year-old winger has signed a long-term deal but will stay with Bielefeld for at least one season on loan.

Stuttgart have completed the Bundesliga season 2017-18 on the seventh position. If Bayern Munich win the German Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt, the former will move up into the Europa League.

–IANS

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