STUTTGART, Germany -- Stuttgart have signed Serbian forward Filip Kostic from Dutch club Groningen.
The Bundesliga club said late on Saturday that the 21-year-old Kostic joined on a five-year contract. They gave no details of the transfer deal.
Serbia under-21 international Kostic was signed to replace Guinea winger Ibrahima Traore, who moved to Bundesliga rival Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Stuttgart narrowly escaped relegation last season and are hoping for a better performance this time under new coach Armin Veh, who led the club to the Bundesliga title in 2007, and returned to the team in the offseason.