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Thomas Hitzlsperger leaves Stuttgart to make Lazio move

January 31, 2010

Germany midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger has joined Italian club Lazio after falling out of favour at VfB Stuttgart.

"With the transfer window ending on Monday, Thomas Hitzlsperger decided to join Lazio," the club said on their website on Sunday.

Hitzlsperger, urged recently by Germany coach Joachim Loew to try to play regularly in order to feature in his World Cup squad in June, joined Stuttgart from England's Aston Villa in 2005.