Grahl in, Tyton out at Stuttgart

One goalkeeper in, one out at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Grahl in, Tyton out at Stuttgart
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On Thursday, VfB Stuttgart announced that there would be significant change to their goalkeeping department.

Przemyslaw Tyton moved to Deportivo La Coruna, with the details of the Polish stopper's move remaining under wraps.

That freed up a spot and former youth product, Jens Grahl was recruited to full that role. The former Hoffenheim 'keeper arrived on a free transfer, signing a two-year deal.

Tyton's troubled time comes to an end

After arriving from PSV Eindhoven, big things were expected of the experienced Tyton. The 29-year-old has left just a year later.

He had a nightmare spell between the Swabian sticks - not helped by a leaky defence - as Stuttgart conceded an incredible 75 goals.

Tyton did have one memorable performance, putting in a stellar display away to 1. FSV Mainz 05 at the Coface Arena to earn the man of the match award.

Grahl returns

After just 17 professional appearances in 10 seasons, Grahl will be hoping that this is finally his chance to get a crack at first-team football.

The 27-year-old has played second-fiddle wherever he has gone, and is going to battle Mitchell Langerak for the number one jersey in Stuttgart.

This move sees Grahl return to where he received his footballing education, bring to an end a 10-year stint away from the club.

Grahl thanks the fans for their support at Hoffenheim. | Image credit: Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images
Grahl thanks the fans for their support at Hoffenheim. | Image credit: Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images

Grahl and Luhukay have their say

Both the new signing and manager spoke to the official club website after the new broke, and the mood was unanimously positive.

"I am really looking forward to wearing the VfB shirt again and I want to play my part in helping the team secure a quick re-promotion to the Bundesliga," said Grahl.

Luhukay added, "In Jens, we have signed a 'keeper who is familiar with VfB from his time in the youth. He has also gathered experience at a number of clubs in Germany."

Grahl and Luhukay look set to make their competitive debuts with Stuttgart when they take on FC St. Pauli on the opening 2. Bundesliga weekend.