Thursday January 24 2013
Official: Macheda joins Stuttgart

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.