Stuttgart - VfB Stuttgart's forward planning for 2014/15 continues apace, with the signing of from relegated 1. FC Nürnberg.

The 23-year-old forward, who is still on the mend from a cruciate ligament tear incurred in February, has put pen to paper on a contract through to June 2018 with the Swabians.

'All the attributes we're looking for'

“Daniel's a rangy, pacy, bustling striker with a proven nose for goal - all the attributes we're looking for,” VfB sporting director Fredi Bobic said of the new signing.

Ginczek himself noted that “I was enjoying my time at Nürnberg but I wanted to keep playing in the Bundesliga. I'm really looking forward to Stuttgart, the club and the fans. VfB are a side with a great tradition and a top football address. This is the next step forward for me.”

After coming through the youth ranks at Borussia Dortmund, Ginczek had loan stints at VfL Bochum and FC St. Pauli before joining Nürnberg in 2013. He has scored 26 goals in 77 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 appearances, and turned out six times for Germany's U-21s between 2010 and 2012.