Rausch to join Stuttgart on free transfer

Stuttgart revealed Sunday that it has signed Hannover midfielder Konstantin Rausch on free transfer.

The 23-year-old has agreed to a three-year deal and will join Stuttgart on July 1.

"It's great Konstantin decided for Stuttgart despite many (other) options," sporting director Fredi Bobic told the club's official website. "We clearly showed him what we have in mind for him and for the team."

Rausch joined the Hannover youth academy as a 14-year-old and has gone on to make 148 appearances in the Bundesliga.