VfB have sealed their fourth new-signing for the 2017/2018 campaign. Dzenis Burnic makes the move from Borussia Dortmund to Stuttgart on a year-long loan deal. The 19-year-old will wear the number 24 jersey with the infamous red hoop.
As a mere seven-year-old, Dzenis Burnic moved from his local club SV 26 Heessen to the youth teams from Borussia Dortmund. The 1,81 meter tall midfielder was both an 'A-Junioren' and 'B-Junioren' German champion with BVB. The 19-year-old has played a total of 32 games (1 goal) for German youth national teams between Under 15 and Under 19 levels.
Last season, Dzenis Burnic had a brief spell in the BVB professional squad. In February 2017, the left-footer made his Bundesliga debut in an away game at Darmstadt 98. The midfielder also made one Champions League appearance, away to Sporting Lisbon.
Jan Schindelmeiser, VfB Sporting Director:
"Dzenis will stimulate our team with his determination and intensity. He always wants to win and is willing to work very hard to do so."
"VfB Stuttgart is, as it always was, a good address when it comes to the development of young players. For that reason, I am very happy to be a part of this team. I will do my all to ensure we enjoy a successful season together."