Stuttgart signs Ibrahima Traore from Augsburg

BY foxsports • May 12, 2011

Bundesliga club Stuttgart has signed midfielder Ibrahima Traore to a three-year contract on a free transfer from second-division team Augsburg.

Stuttgart sports director Fredi Bobic said Thursday the 23-year-old from Guinea, who also holds French citizenship, is a ''young and motivated player who wants to prove himself'' at the club.

Traore scored eight goals in 45 games in two seasons for Augsburg, which has virtually secured promotion to the Bundesliga.

Bobic did not rule out further signings despite Stuttgart's need to reduce costs.

''We don't want to rack up debts, but we also don't want to save like crazy,'' Bobic said.

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