STUTTGART, Germany -- Stuttgart has signed midfielder Konstantin Rausch on a free transfer from Bundesliga rival Hannover.
Stuttgart says the 23-year-old Rausch agreed to a three-year deal effective July 1.
Sporting director Fredi Bobic tells the club's website: "It's great Konstantin decided for Stuttgart despite many (other) options. We clearly showed him what we have in mind for him and for the team."
Rausch "is a young German player who has established himself in the Bundesliga. He can play in various positions and he brings passion and a good mentality with him," Bobic added.
The Russia-born Rausch, who joined Hannover when he was 14, has played 148 Bundesliga games.