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Filip Kostic joins Juventus

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The winger joins the record Italian champions after four years in Frankfurt.

Eintracht Frankfurt and Juventus Football Club have reached an agreement over the immediate transfer of Filip Kostic. The midfielder’s contract with the Eagles was due to expire at the end of the 2022/23 season.

The 29-year-old departs Eintracht after almost four years with the club, having initially joined on loan from Hamburger SV in 2018 before signing on a permanent deal in 2019. Since his arrival, Kostic has contributed 33 goals and 64 assists in 172 appearances across all competitions, becoming a mainstay of the Eintracht team that finished seventh, ninth, fifth and 11th in the Bundesliga, reached the Europa League semi-finals in 2019 and the last four of the DFB Cup in 2020.

The crowning achievement came on 18 May 2022, when Eintracht won their first European title in 42 years. En route to becoming the first German club to lift the Europa League, Kostic scored two goals and set up another in the 3-2 quarter-final second-leg victory over Barcelona at Camp Nou. In the final, he set up the equaliser to make it 1-1 against Rangers, which sent the game to extra time and paved the way for the Eagles’ triumph on penalties.

“Filip Kostic will always be linked to Eintracht Frankfurt’s development over recent years and notably our Europa League success,” said board member for sport Markus Krösche. “In light of his considerable service to the club and his impeccable conduct, combined with the fact that his contract was due to expire next year, all sides have agreed on what is a mutually satisfactory solution. It is also a measure of recognition of the work of the club as a whole when a player catches the eye of the world's elite.”

“Leaving Eintracht is the hardest sporting decision of my life,” Kostic added. “When the opportunity came about, I felt ready to try something new after eight years in Germany. I’m proud of what we’ve been able to build together. The stories we’ve written will connect us forever. I’m grateful to Markus Krösche and Oliver Glasner for their understanding and open discussions, and I’ll keep all Eintracht Frankfurt staff and fans in my heart.”

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