Juventus would like to sign Eintracht Frankfurt’s winger Filip Kostic. According to media reports, the change is imminent – Krösche denies this.
Update from Friday, August 5, 4:15 p.m.: Eintracht Frankfurt’s sports director Markus Krösche has denied reports that Kostic is about to move to Juventus. Referring to the game in the evening (August 5th), he said in the ZDF: “Of course Filip is there. There are always rumors, that’s normal. Filip has shown outstanding performances in recent years.”
There had previously been rumors that Kostic could sign with the Italians today and would no longer be in the squad for the Bundesliga opener against FC Bayern Munich.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Will Kostic move to Juventus?
First report from Friday, August 05, 2022, 3:26 p.m.: Frankfurt – Juventus Turin has joined Filip Kostic in poker Eintracht Frankfurt reported back. Now it seems to be going very quickly. The change of the Serbs could be made official today. Relevo reports that all parties have reached an agreement.
As the portal reports, there has been agreement between Kostic and Juventus for some time. Now the top Italian club has also been able to agree on a fee with Eintracht Frankfurt. How high this is, is not yet official. Eintracht Frankfurt recently rejected an offer from West Ham United of 15 million euros plus 5 million bonuses. Turin may have been willing to put a higher sum on the table.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Signature today? Kostic before change
Those involved could still put their signatures under the contract today. Then Kostic would no longer be part of the Frankfurt Eintracht squad in the Bundesliga opener against FC Bayern Munich. From a Frankfurt perspective, the timing therefore seems unfortunate.
Sky Italia had previously reported that Kostic advisors and those responsible for Juve will meet on Friday (5 August). The conversation should have been about the extent to which a transfer of the Serbs would be possible. According to the latest reports, one is now so further.
Magdeburg game could have been Kostic’s last for Eintracht Frankfurt
At the start of the season in the cup against 1. FC Magdeburg, the left-footed player was in the starting XI and set up Daichi Kamada’s opening goal. Overall, Kostic played 170 times with the eagle on his chest in four years at SGE. He scored 33 times himself and set up 64 goals. With the probable move to Juventus Turin, it seems that he now wants to take on a new challenge. Eintracht Frankfurt would have liked to extend his contract, which expires in 2023. Trainer Oliver Glasner had been optimistic until the very end.
sports director Markus Krösche will definitely have to be active again on the transfer market if Kostic leaves. Christopher Lenz is not believed to be the successor. Another midfielder is about to move to Main. (yeah)