VfB Stuttgart has once again hit the transfer market for the desired re-emergence. In addition, the club gave the green light to his teammates with Orel Mangala and Holger Badstuber.
Mario Gomez's new rival sat at a table with VfB's sports director Sven Mislintat and signed a long-term contract. A possible substitute for Orel Mangala, injured, has already taken off Tuesday on the training ground. In the wake of the tedious 1-0 victory of the DFB Cup at Hansa Rostock, VfB Stuttgart made two other perfect transfers.
On the one hand, the Swabian Football League team triumphed in advertising for Congolese striker Silas Wamangituka. With the 19-year-old striker, drawn from the plans of the second French division of Paris FC, the Bundesliga has been relegated to the background for the next five years. The contract is in effect until June 30, 2024. "We are confident that he will do his part for a successful season," said VfB Sports Director Sven Mislintat, "and we are delighted that Silas decided to join us, go to the next stages of development. "Mislintat had previously stated," We are in a clear outward position because of the competition we are interested in. We are the only second division team in the race. " In entering, Stuttgart also reacted to the injury of new striker Sasa Kalajdzic, who had suffered from the preparation of a cruciate ligament rupture.
Wataru Endo to strengthen Stuttgart midfield
The second new addition is flexible. The Japanese footballer Wataru Endo is the first loaner until the end of the season by Belgian first division club, VV St. Truiden. VfB then has a buy option for the 26 year old player, as Mislintat says: "It's a transfer we've been working on for a long time, versatility speaks for him." The Endo, 1.78 m tall, can play in the defensive midfielder, but also in the right and the center-back. Sunday, he beat Standard 2-1 against Standard Liege. VfB coach Tim Walter said at the beginning cautious: "I saw him for the first time today," the 43-year-old said restrictively: "I see him more in the middle from the field, I see him more in the sixth.For the other posts he's occupying a little too small. "
In the midfield, the VfB will probably do without Mangala in the next three to four weeks. With an internal band extending into the left knee, the midfielder fails for the moment. In addition, as a more serious injury did not become a reality, the atmosphere at VfB was good the day after his stint in the second round of the DFB Cup.
Fortunately for Holger Badstuber
Even defender Holger Badstuber left Monday night with his blister ankle, according to Mislintat "indulgent". And goalkeeper Gregor Kobel will likely be after his hip complaint Saturday against FC St. Pauli.
Then striker Nicolas Gonzalez would be questioned. The striker had won gold at under 23 from his home country, Argentina, to the Pan American Games – and should contribute in the coming weeks to a better performance: "We we felt in the head too slowly, "criticized the game in the third division, Rostock. of a "bad day".