Official: Stuttgart seals signing of Francisco Rodriguez from PSV

Mexican joins German side on a four-year deal after three seasons at the Dutch club, moving for an undisclosed fee.


Francisco Rodriguez
Position: defender
Fee: undisclosed
Contract: Jun 2014



Stuttgart has confirmed the signing of Francisco Rodriguez, also known as Maza, for an undisclosed fee from PSV, with the center back penning a three-year deal.

The Mexico international has been added to cover an area where Stuttgart has been looking to strengthen, and speaking to the club's official website, sporting director Fredi Bobic spoke of his satisfaction at sealing a deal.

He stated: "In Maza, we have signed an experienced central defender.

"Following the loss of Matthieu Delpierre through injury, we wanted to have a further option in that position. Maza is familiar with European football and won't need a long period of integration before he can help our team."

The 29-year-old, who signed for PSV in 2008 and spent three successful seasons there, is excited to join the German club.

"Stuttgart are a huge club which is highly renowned in Germany and across Europe," he said. "I have spoken with Fredi Bobic as well as [head coach] Bruno Labbadia. Their ideas and the concept behind them have impressed me. For me personally, the move from Eindhoven to VfB is a new sporting challenge. I want to get to know the players and the style of football in the Bundesliga as quickly as possible in order to be able to help the team achieve their goals."

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