Simon Terodde is to make an immediate transfer from VfB to 1. FC Köln. The two clubs have agreed terms on the transfer of the striker – the details of the move remain undisclosed. Simon Terodde made the move from VfL Bochum to VfB in the summer of 2016 and in the Cannstatt Boys championship winning second division season, the front-man scored 25 goals in the shirt with the infamous red hoop. During the current Bundesliga season, the 29-year-old made 14 appearances for VfB, scoring two goals.
VfB Sporting Director Michael Reschke: "Simon had an exceptional season for VfB last season and had a major role to play in our immediate return to the Bundesliga. Under the circumstances, the move to 1. FC Köln wasn’t an easy choice to make for Simon or us. Ultimately, it was Simon’s express wish to go through with the move and take a step back towards home with his family. That was subsequently decisive. Naturally, his sporting development in recent weeks and months has not progressed as we had all hoped. We granted Simon’s wish, because VfB Stuttgart have a lot to thank him for and he has always been absolutely professional. We wish him and his family all the very best for the future."
Simon Terodde: "I had an amazing time at VfB. I will never forget last season with promotion to the top-flight and my 25 goals. The enthusiasm in an around this club has been incredible since day one and the VfB created some chillingly impressive moments at home as well as away. I’d like to thank everyone at VfB for your stunning support. I am very proud of having played my part in us returning to the Bundesliga. Now the moment has come to bid my farewells, as my family and I are looking forward to taking on some new sporting and also private changes with the move to 1. FC Köln. I appealed to VfB to allow me to make this move and I am very grateful to all those responsible at the club for making this possible. I wish Vfb all the very best for the future and I firmly believe the team and the coaches will achieve the goals they’ve set themselves for the season."