Transfer news

Stuttgart hint at Rojas signing

May 2, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

VfB Stuttgart have given the strongest indication yet that they are set to sign New Zealand international Marco Rojas from A-League side Melbourne Victory.

Marco Rojas is mobbed by team-mates after a fine individual display
GettyImagesMarco Rojas: Bundesliga bound?

Rojas has been linked with a move to the Bundesliga in recent weeks, after declaring he would pursue the next stage of his career outside Australia.

The winger captured the attention of a number of European clubs last season, scoring 15 goals in 27 appearances to lead the Victory to within one match of the A-League grand final.

Stuttgart general manager Fredi Bobic confirmed to Stuttgarter Nachrichten that a deal for the 21-year-old is impending, saying:  "I am hoping we’ll be able to announce something next week."

Stuttgarter Nachrichten reports Rojas is due to have a medical with the club over the next couple of days before the transfer is officially revealed.