Gebhart to leave Stuttgart for Nurnberg

Nurnberg has agreed to a four-year deal with midfielder Timo Gebhart.

The 23-year-old Gebhart is a former German youth international who has spent the last three seasons with Stuttgart. He made 78 Bundesliga appearances for Stuttgart and 15 European appearances, including in the Champions League.

"We've agreed terms with Timo on a four-year contract, through to 2016. There are still a few formalities to be cleared up with VfB Stuttgart, but we've also reached an agreement with them in principle," Nurnberg sporting director Martin Bader said.

"Timo's an exceptionally talented footballer, who will add quality to our attacking game. We're delighted that another young player wants to continue his development at ... Nurnberg," Nurnberg coach Dieter Hecking said.

Gebhart played for Germany at the Under-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, U-20 and U-21 levels, but has not broken into the senior side. He helped Germany's U-19 side defeat Italy in the Euro U-19 2008 final, contributing a goal and an assist.

"I was flattered by Nurnberg's interest in me and didn't have to think about it for long," Gebhart said. "I see this as a chance to play regularly in the Bundesliga as part of a young team."

Stuttgart also announced Khalid Boulahrouz and Stefano Celozzi would not stay with the club next season.