Former Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou has joined Stuttgart on a free transfer.
has announced they have signedDan-Axel Zagadou
on a four-year deal. He will wear the number 23 shirt.
The 23-year-old defender leftDortmund
at the end of last season after his contract expired. Zagadou who came through the youth ranks at Paris St. Germain joined Dortmund in 2017 and played in 92 matches for them. He suffered a serious knee injury in 2021 which ruled him out of action for several months.
Zagadou told Stuttgart's official website:
"I'm very happy to be here. I'd like to thank those in charge at VfB for the faith they've shown in me. I'm really looking forward to being out on the pitch with my new team-mates soon."
The club's sporting director, Sven Mislintat, added:
"Daxo has all the qualities a top-level centre-back needs. He's athletically strong, is a good passer and has gained valuable experience domestically and at European level over the past few years.
"He knows the Bundesliga so won't need long to integrate himself here with us. We're very pleased that Daxo has decided to join us, and we welcome him warmly to VfB."
Stuttgart is in 16th place in the Bundesliga table with just five points after seven games. They have failed to win any of their games this season.
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