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Förster dares “restart” at VfL Bochum

Philipp Förster is leaving VfB Stuttgart and moving to VfL Bochum within the Bundesliga. At his new club, he signed a working paper until June 30, 2024, as announced by VfL.

According to “dpa” information, the transfer fee is around half a million euros. Förster’s contract with the Swabians would have expired in June 2023.

Bochum’s sports director Sebastian Schindzielorz describes the 27-year-old as “a good box-to-box player, tall and robust. In addition to these athletic components, he is technically very well trained and brings a lot of dynamics into play.”

VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat added: “Due to illness and injury, the past season didn’t go according to plan for Philipp. The move to VfL Bochum gives him the chance to start again.”

Förster made 76 appearances for the VfB first team and scored eight goals. Born in Bretten, he was trained at VfB, among others, before returning to Stuttgart for the 2019/20 season via stints at SV Waldhof Mannheim, 1. FC Nürnberg and SV Sandhausen. At that time, VfB transferred an estimated three million euros to SVS.

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