Kostic thrilled to play with Vlahovic at Juventus
Filip Kostic and Dusan Vlahovic are both Serbian internationals who could play well together for Serie A giants Juventus this season.
is excited about the chance to play withDusan Vlahovic
, another Serbian international player, now that he is a striker for Juventus. Last season, Kostic was a key part of Eintracht Frankfurt's Europa League win. On Friday, he moved to Juventus for €16 million, ending a four-year stay with the Bundesliga team.
Kostic has played with Vlahovic many times on the international stage inSerbia
, so he is already familiar with him. The 29-year-creative old's skills should go over well with the Juve striker.
Last season, Vlahovic scored 29 goals in all competitions. Nine goals were for Juve after he moved there from rivals Fiorentina in January. After he joined the Turin giants, he scored every 182 minutes on average, making 58.33% of his big chances.
And those numbers are likely to go up with Kostic playing on the left. He made 112 chances for Eintracht last season, almost twice as many as his teammates' best number. After his transfer was finalized, Kostic told Juve's media outlets that he had already talked to his fellow countryman. He said, "I've already talked to Dusan, and I'm happy he's on the team.
"He's a great striker, and it's fun to play with him." Kostic scored seven goals for Eintracht last season and set up 13 more for his teammates. He is an exciting addition to a team that lacked offensive inspiration under
When asked if the
fans could expect more assists, the fast wing-back said, "I like to play that way, but it depends on what the manager wants and what's best for the team." If it helps the team, I'll do my best at it.
"Today is a big deal for me. I'm very happy, and it wasn't hard for me to choose Juventus. I worked hard and gave everything I had. I think that I deserve to win. When a club like this comes along, the time is always right."
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