Former Liverpool flop Emiliano Insua completes move to Stuttgart

Former Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua joins Stuttgart from Atletico Madrid.

Former Liverpool full-back Emiliano Insua has signed for Stuttgart, joining the club on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, as per ESPN.

Since leaving Anfield in 2011 - for whom he made 46 Premier League appearances in four seasons - he has experienced a fairly nomadic career, encountering mixed spells at Sporting Lisbon, Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.

The Argentine left-back, who has four caps for his country, joins the Bundesliga outfit from Atletico, who he joined in 2013. However, he spent last season on loan with Rayo Vallecano, where he made 21 La Liga appearances. 

Insua thrived last term under the guidance of manager Paco Jemez at the Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas, averaging 0.8 key passes, 2.3 tackles and 2.3 interceptions per game. Meanwhile, he was able to weigh in with a goal and two assists. 

Despite impressing, upon his return to Atletico he was not seen as the long-term solution at left-back for Diego Simeone’s side, and hence the club ended his two-year spell in Madrid. 

Robin Dutt, Stuttgart's director of sport, told the club's official website: "The transfer of Emiliano Insua is a further step in our squad planning. We are delighted that he will be wearing the shirt with the infamous red hoop in the future and we wish him all the very best for a good start at VfB."

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