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Filip Kostic has expressed his excitement to join fellow Serbian international Dusan Vlahovic after joining the striker from Juventus.

After playing a key role in Eintracht Frankfurt’s Europa League triumph last season, Kostic completed a €16m move to the Bianconeri on Friday, ending a four-year spell with the Bundesliga outfit. .

Kostic already knows Vlahovic, having regularly teamed up with him on the international stage, and the 29-year-old’s creative abilities will likely be welcomed by the Juve striker.

Vlahovic scored 29 goals in all competitions last season – including nine for Juve after his January move from rivals Fiorentina. He averaged one strike every 182 minutes after joining the Turin giants, converting 58.33% of his big chances.

And those numbers are likely to improve with Kostic providing a serve from the left, having created 112 chances in Eintracht’s last campaign – almost double the highest tally managed by any of his team-mates.

Speaking to Juve media after completing his transfer, Kostic revealed he had already been in contact with his compatriot, explaining: “I have already spoken to Dusan, I am happy that he is part of the team. ‘crew.

“He’s one of the best strikers, it’s nice to play with him.”

As well as scoring seven goals for Eintracht last season, Kostic has netted 13 for his teammates and represents an exciting signing for a side which have struggled for attacking inspiration under Massimiliano Allegri throughout 2021-22. .

Asked if the Bianconeri supporters can expect the assists to keep pouring in, the dynamic winger said: “I like playing like that, so it depends on what the manager wants. and what’s best for the team. If it’s good for the team, I’ll do my best.

“It’s a special day for me. I’m very happy, it’s not very difficult to say ‘yes’ to Juventus.

“I gave everything and worked hard for it. I think I deserve Juventus. When a club like this arrives, it’s always the right time.”


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