Misimović to make for Nürnberg

Bosnia-Herzegovnian international midfielder Zvjezdan Misimović will join 1. FC Nürnberg when his contract with Bundesliga rivals VfL Bochum 1848 expires this summer.

Creative potential
The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract, committing to his future club until the summer of 2011. Nürnberg coach Hans Meyer said: "Zvjezdan can improve our midfield creativity. He is a young player with a great future who has proved his ability in the Bundesliga and can decide a game with a stroke of genius." Nürnberg sit seventh in the Bundesliga.

Key player
Once on FC Bayern München's books, Misimović has been a key man for fourth-bottom Bochum as they battle against relegation from Germany's top flight this season - his third at the club - scoring five goals and producing seven assists in 15 games. The attack-minded player has also netted eight times in 23 internationals since making his debut against F.Y.R. Macedonia on 18 February 2004.