Valencia know they still have time on their side in their quest to improve the squad ahead of their UEFA Champions League return. And even though the return of Goncalo Guedes is the team’s number one priority, they have also began to explore new avenues to potentially strengthen the side.
One of the names that has sneaked into the team’s shortlist is the one of Filip Kostic, a pacey winger who is coming off playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Serbia. He spent last season with Hamburg SV in the Bundesliga but following the club’s relegation to the country’s second tier, a move to Mestalla has emerged as a realistic possibility.
Kostic is not the only alternative since Valencia are also keen on making a movefor Thorgan Hazard, but right now Kostic seems closer to arrive. In fact, Valencia already tried to sign him two years ago, but he decided to join Hamburg instead. Will the second time be the charm for Los Che? One thing to note is that Kostic is looking to leave Hamburg since he doesn’t want to play in the Bundesliga 2. And the fact that Valencia will play in the Champions League will certainly appeal to him.
A left winger with pace to burn and a lot of skill in the final meters, Kostic would be a great signing for Valencia since they needed a player with that kind of skill-set to either complement or replace Guedes. Now it remains to be seen if both parties reach an agreement, but it seems the talks are headed in the right direction.