Gentner will therefore not lace up his boots for VfB next season. In the recently ended 2018/19 campaign, Gentner made 32 appearances for the club, taking his total to 373 competitive outings, after coming through the youth ranks in Stuttgart. He registered 50 goals and 45 assists during that period.
Head of Sport Thomas Hitzlsperger:
“Christian has VfB in his blood. He came through the youth academy here and has been a key figure at the club over the last few years. 'Gente' is not only an excellent player, he’s also always completely identified with VfB and has represented the club in an exemplary manner. In so doing, he has rendered tremendous service to VfB and we accordingly hold him in high esteem.
“We can easily imagine integrating him at VfB once he hangs up his boots and have already discussed several possibilities with him in this regard. Christian knows he is always more than welcome here and it goes without saying that we'll give him a worthy send-off at a home game at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.”