Stuttgart have completed the signing of Australian goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak from German Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.
The 26-year-old, who has made six appearances for the Socceroos, joined Die Borussen from Melbourne Victory in 2010, making his debut in a 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in February of the following year.
Langerak has now signed a three-year deal with Stuttgart after spending five seasons at Dortmund, where he was was unable to replace Roman Weidenfeller as the club’s first-choice keeper.
“He has a positive attitude and proved in Dortmund that he is a big goalkeeping talent,” said Stuttgart tactician Alexander Zorninger regarding the move.
“He is a really good keeper. I watched him several times and have seen only one match in which he did not look so good, and that was the cup final.”
The shot-stopper is the second goalkeeper to arrive at Stuttgart during this summer, with the Polish custodian Przemyslaw Tyton having joined from Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven last week.