Hinkel may return to Stuttgart

09 August 2011 02:21
Former Germany international Andreas Hinkel could make a return to Stuttgart after being released by Celtic at the end of last season.[LNB] The 29-year-old is currently a free agent and Stuttgart's director of sport Fredi Bobic is pondering offering him a trial.[LNB]"I am in contact with Andi and there is a good chance that he will keep himself fit with us and train with the first team," Bobic told the Bild newspaper.[LNB]"I will discuss it with (coach) Bruno Labbadia and then we will see if it makes sense."[LNB]Stuttgart was Hinkel's first club as a professional and he made his debut in the UEFA Cup tie with Celta Vigo in 2001, spending six seasons with the club.[LNB]He then moved on to Sevilla in 2006 before joining Celtic in 2008.[LNB]He won the last of his 21 Germany caps in a friendly against the United Arab Emirates in June 2009.[LNB]"You can never rule anything out in football," said Babic. "But we want to be fair with Andi and will therefore not be making him any promises."

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