German Bundesliga outfit VfB Stuttgart have signed Croatian midfielder Mario Carevic from Saudi club Al Ittihad for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old has agreed a three-year deal, returning to Europe less than 12 months after leaving HNK Hajduk Split. "He's an extremely skilful player, and he gives us a few more tactical options," Stuttgart general manager Herbert Briem said of the left-footed player.
UEFA Cup hopes
Once a key member of the Croatia Under-21 side, Carevic earned two senior call-ups at the end of 2004 and the move could reignite his international hopes. Now training with Stuttgart in Austria, he has over a month to settle before his new club enter the UEFA Cup in the first round on 15 September.
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