VfB Stuttgart’s summer transfer plans for their first Champions League season in 14 years

After securing Champions League qualification last week, VfB Stuttgart are already preparing for their European excursion next season reports kicker.

The first port of call will be making loan moves permanent. Jamie Leweling who has become a key piece for Stuttgart in the second half of the season is a candidate to remain at the MHP Arena.

Leweling is currently on loan from Union Berlin but the trend is leaning towards the winger staying, Stuttgart will likely pay a fee of around €5m. With the future of Chris Führich also in doubt, Stuttgart will need depths on the flanks. 

Leonidas Stergiou is also likely to stay at Stuttgart. Like Leweling, Stergiou has become more important to VfB in the second half of the season playing 14 times for Stuttgart, the Swiss even scored his first goal at the weekend against Bayern Munich. Stergiou is currently on loan from St Gallen in Switzerland and will likely cost €2m to stay at Stuttgart.

Finally, Stuttgart are also monitoring striker options due to the futures of Sehrou Guirassy and Deniz Undav being uncertain at the moment. Stuttgart have already completed the signing of Nick Woltemade from Werder Bremen on a free transfer but will look for other options as well.

One of those is Bayer Leverkusen’s Borja Iglesias, the striker who is currently on loan from Real Betis has caught the eye of Stuttgart but he will likely cost a double-digit transfer fee which could be too much for Stuttgart. However, Lucas Stassin from KVC Westerlo in Belgium and Yuito Suzuki from Brondby in Japan are alternatives. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan 

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