VfB Stuttgart have their new #1 keeper after Florian Müller completed his medical in Stuttgart on Wednesday.
|Florian Müller saving a shot from RB Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Patrick Schreiber/Jan Huebner/POOL via Picture Point|
A scant few hours after reports appeared in the German footballing press that Stuttgart considered walking away from a deal to purchase Florian Müller from FSV Mainz 05, the two sides have opted to meet in the middle and complete a transfer for roughly €5 million.
The very same journalists at German footballing magazine Kicker who recently reported on the stalled state of negotiations now confirm the compromise. VfB Stuttgart's official website correlates the transfer and the 23-year-old has been welcomed on the club's social media channels.
"Florian Müller has developed impressively in recent years," VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat said in a statement, "His skills, character and mentality make him a perfect new addition. At 23, Florian has already played 73 Bundesliga games, gained important experience at Mainz/Freiburg, and has the drive to keep improving. We're very pleased that he's chosen to join us on our path."
"The VfB has string developmental potential," Müller said in his own statement, "You could see that last season when they played impressively. I'm extremely excited about the new task."