- Serbian attacker Kostic is a priority signing for Juventus this summer with Dybala and Morata departing
- Kostic has been in impressive form for some time with Frankfurt. Last season’s Europa Cup campaign adding to his reputation
- Both clubs remain far apart from the player’s valuation. Addons based on appearances and performance are expected to seal the attackers Serie A move
Juventus and Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic have reached an agreement on personal terms for some weeks now, although the Turin club are struggling to reach an agreement with his parent club.
Kostic, 29, has been in impressive form for several seasons, with Frankfurt’s impressive Europa Cup campaign further enhancing the attacker’s reputation.
Juventus’ opening bid of €12.5 million has thus far been knocked back by the German side, with Eintracht holding out for a fee closer to €20 million.
Frankfurt’s sporting director Markus Krösche confirmed last week the club are preparing for Markus Kostic’s exit, although still left the door open for the Serbian to extend his stay in the Bundesliga.
“I spoke to him on the phone last week and I am in contact with his agents. There will be a decision soon. Filip has done amazing things for us. He decides whether to leave, stay or extend beyond 2023.
“We will not prevent anything in principle, because it is part of our philosophy to sell players when economic conditions are favourable, even if losing players and important people hurts.” Krösche told Tuttomercatoweb.
With the player’s priority understood to be sealing a move to The Old Lady this summer, a compromise will most likely be found in the coming weeks, with achievable addons based on performance and appearances sealing the attackers move to Serie A.