Kostic did not take Frankfurt to Helsinki to appear in the European Super Cup against Real Madrid. The club said the Serbian player was in the process of making a move.
Kostic is reportedly set to sign a three-year contract at Juventus. He earns a salary of 3.5 million euros and will soon be inaugurated by the Bianconeri.
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“I have tears in my eyes. Kostic is a very important player for us, so of course it’s a painful departure,” Glasner told a news conference ahead of the match against Real Madrid.
Kostic almost left Frankfurt last summer. After being convinced by Glasner, Kostic finally survived and helped the club win the Europa League.
Filip Kostic kissing the Europa League trophy. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images/NurPhoto
“He was instrumental in 22 goals for us last season. But there is a little smile when I think back to the start of last season, when he almost left. We had a good conversation and he put himself 100% at the service of the team after that,” Glasner explained.
“I told him that if he was going to leave Frankfurt, he had to go as a hero. I think he did that last season because he was one of the players in the Europa League.”
Kostic has played for Frankfurt since 2018. The winger has made 172 games in total, scoring 33 goals and providing 64 assists.
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