Ron Robert-Zieler has returned to the Bundesliga. This time, he wears the colours of newly promoted Vfb Stuttgart, who returned to the top flight after winning the 2.Bundesliga title.
Zieler's move from Leicester City was estimated to be about £3.5million in transfer fees, which represents a good deal for the Foxes. They bought the German in 2016, after meeting his release clause of £3million at Hannover 96.
Zieler signs three-year deal with Die Roten
Zieler's move was confirmed by Stuttgart's official website, the German has agreed to a three-year deal, committing to Die Roten at least until 2020.
The German's impressive performances for Hannover saw him being selected for the national team. Which in turn, led to him getting selected for the 2014 World Cup squad, which was a grand success for Die Mannschaft.
During his time at Leicester, Zieler failed to displace Schmeichel as the no.1 keeper at the club, making just 13 appearances in all competitions for the Foxes. Some had expected him to have a better second spell in the Premier League after his career kicked off with Manchester United, however, things didn't work out for him.
Zieler delighted with Stuttgart move
Speaking to Stuttgart's official website, Zieler was very positive about the move and spoke about his delight at having finally completed the transfer.
He said:"I'm delighted the transfer to Stuttgart has been completed".Zieler left Leicester's training camp in Austria to complete the transfer formalities.
He further appreciated the desire of the club to bring him back to his homeland and said:"The talks with the club representatives were very persuasive and they made a lot of effort to bring me here".
Stuttgart are undergoing something of a rebuilding this summer, Zieler has become their sixth signing of the summer.The Keeper was optimistic about the club's future and continued in saying,", That gave me the feeling that things are growing at Stuttgart and I want to be a part of that. Now I want to get to know the team as soon as possible to give my all."