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Stuttgart sign Turkish striker

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 7 Jun 2012

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Stuttgart have signed 22-year-old Hertha Berlin forward Tunay Torun on a three-year contract.

The Turkey international joined Berlin from Hamburg last summer, but after the capital side’s bid to stave off relegation ultimately failed, he has chosen to remain in the top flight.

Speaking to Stuttgart’s official website in the wake of his transfer, Tunay cited the club’s ambition and his familiarity with coach Bruno Labbadia as key factors behind his move.

“Stuttgart is a great club with great tradition,” he said.

“I am very happy that I can play in the course of the upcoming season.

“I will be joining up with Bruno Labbadia, a coach who gave me the chance to prove myself during my time at Hamburg and encouraged my development. That’s something I wish to continue at Stuttgart.”

Meanwhile, the club’s sporting director Fredi Bobic said Tunay was a versatile player with his best years ahead of him.

“We are delighted that Tunay Torun has opted to sign for Stuttgart,” the former Germany striker said.

“He is a young player with international experience who can be used in a variety of attacking positions and who we believe holds a great deal of promise for us over the next three years.”

Torun scored four goals in 20 Bundesliga games at Hertha.

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