Filip Kostic makes the move from the Dutch Eredivisie with FC Groningen to VfB Stuttgart. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has signed a deal with VfB until June 30th, 2019. Since 2012, the Serbian ‘Under 21’ international has made a total of 49 appearances for FC Groningen, scoring twelve goals and providing nine assists. The financial details of the move remain undisclosed by both parties. Filip Kostic will wear the number 18 jersey for VfB.
Filip Kostic commented on the transfer: "I had a good time in Groningen, but I really wanted this move to VfB Stuttgart now. Those responsible here at the club made a very determined effort to sign me, we had some good talks and I am very happy that an arrangement could be made. I’m now looking forward to the tasks ahead, to Stuttgart and the Bundesliga."
"We had been observing Filip Kostic intensively for quite some time. He is a young, technically capable player with an eye for goal and the potential to develop further. With him in the squad, we have a more varied attack," explained Director of Sport Fredi Bobic on the transfer.
Head-coach Armin Veh also commented on the deal: "I am very happy that we managed to secure the signature of Filip Kostic, there were a number of other clubs also looking to secure his services. Aside from his qualities on the pitch, he also made a very good personal impression during our discussions. As a character, he suits our team and his footballing abilities on the pitch make him a real improvement to our squad."
Partners of VfB Stuttgart
|12.||1. FC Köln||34||9||13||12||34:40||40|
|13.||VfB Stuttgart II||38||13||8||17||48:57||47|
|14.||SC Fortuna Köln||38||12||10||16||38:47||46|
|15.||SG Sonnenhof Großaspach||38||12||10||16||39:60||46|
|7.||1. FC Nürnberg||26||9||9||8||40:41||36|
|8.||Eintracht Frankfurt U19||26||10||4||12||44:51||34|
|10.||TSV 1860 München||26||9||5||12||38:39||32|
|11.||1. FC Saarbrücken||26||8||7||11||38:59||31|
|2.||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||25||16||6||3||69:31||54|
|4.||SpVgg Greuther Fürth||26||15||2||9||74:51||47|
|5.||1. FC Kaiserslautern||26||11||10||5||40:32||43|
|30. m.day||25.04.||15:30||VfB Stuttgart||2-2||SC Freiburg|
|31. m.day||02.05.||15:30||FC Schalke 04||3-2||VfB Stuttgart|
|32. m.day||09.05.||18:30||VfB Stuttgart||2-0||1. FSV Mainz 05|
|33. m.day||16.05.||15:30||VfB Stuttgart||2-1||Hamburger SV|
|34. m.day||23.05.||15:30||SC Paderborn 07||1-2||VfB Stuttgart|
|34. m.day||26.04.||14:00||VfB Stuttgart II||1-3||SpVgg U'haching|
|35. m.day||03.05.||14:00||Borussia Dortmund II||2-0||VfB Stuttgart II|
|36. m.day||08.05.||19:00||VfB Stuttgart II||3-2||FC Hansa Rostock|
|37. m.day||16.05.||13:30||VfB Stuttgart II||0-0||VfL Osnabrück|
|38. m.day||23.05.||13:30||Cottbus||2-3||VfB Stuttgart II|
|1. m.day||12.08.||18:00||VfB Stuttgart||4:1||1. FSV Mainz 05|
|2. m.day||16.08.||15:00||1. FC Nürnberg||2:4||VfB Stuttgart|
|3. m.day||22.08.||18:00||Karlsruher SC||2:0||VfB Stuttgart|
|4. m.day||30.08.||12:30||VfB Stuttgart||5:1||Eintracht Frankfurt U19|
|5. m.day||14.09.||13:00||SV Waldhof Mannheim||0:2||VfB Stuttgart|