It is official that Vfb Stuttgart have taken Italy Under-21 international Federico Macheda on loan from Manchester United.
The striker had struggled for playing time and there were reports of interest from Serie A clubs over a January switch.
This afternoon Stuttgart officially announced that they had taken Macheda on loan until the end of the season.
“I have followed the Bundesliga and VfB Stuttgart, so I am glad that I can now play for the club. Now I must get to know my new teammates, because we still have many interesting games in the three tournaments this season.”
His contract with Manchester United runs until June 2014.
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