Schieber joins Nuremberg
Stuttgart have loaned 21-year-old striker Julian Schieber to Bundesliga rivals Nurnberg for a year to further his development.
Schieber made a total of 19 Bundesliga appearances in the 2009/10 campaign and was used five times in the UEFA Champions League, but he rarely appeared in the Swabians' starting XI. Therefore, Stuttgart have accepted an offer from Nurnberg to take the player on loan for the whole of next season.
"Julian should take the next step and develop further," said Stuttgart's director of sport Jochen Schneider. "He has the best conditions to do that at Nurnberg and he can gain more Bundesliga experience.
"Julian has been pushing for more appearances and wants to play his way into regular contention for the first team. In the end, everybody involved can benefit from this transfer."
Schieber is looking forward to representing the Bavarians, who secured their top flight status with victory over Augsburg in a play-off at the end of last season, and hopes he can help them play a more comfortable season next year.
"It is important for me to have the opportunity to play regularly at the highest level in the Bundesliga," said the Germany U-21 international on his new club's website.
"I am grateful to Stuttgart for being allowed to do that with Nurnberg. I will do all I can this year to perform well so that I can help Nurnberg to achieve their ambitions."