Stuttgart snap up Maffeo

Bundesliga club Stuttgart have agreed a deal to sign on-loan Girona defender Pablo Maffeo.

The youngster, who has been loaned to the Catalan club by Manchester City since January 2016, will join the Germans for a fee in the region of €10m, while City have retained the right to buy back the player.

It is understood the 20-year-old right-back will sign a five-year contract and Maffeo says he is delighted to have sealed the move.

“I am very proud to be going to one of the best clubs in the Bundesliga, with a spectacular stadium and an ambitious project,” Maffeo told reporters.

“I am also very grateful to Manchester City because they have had belief in me since I was a child. They made me who I am and gave me the chance of achieving my dream, which was to play football at the top level.

“I have had an unforgettable experience with Girona and I will always have the club in my heart,” he maintained.

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