Eintracht Frankfurt have exercised the option to buy Filip Kostic before the end of his two-year loan period, giving him a new deal that will run until 30 June 2023.

Filip Kostic is staying at Eintracht Frankfurt – and for a good few years to come. The left winger has very much proved his worth throughout this Bundesliga season, and has now put pen to paper on a permanent deal that will keep him at the club until 30 June 2023. The loan deal that Eintracht had agreed last year with Hamburger SV was set to run until 30 June 2020, but that will now be cancelled as of 30 June 2019.

"Filip has been a really lucky find for us," said Eintracht board member Fredi Bobic, who had already signed Kostic back in 2014, taking him to VfB Stuttgart from FC Groningen. "He is energetic, focused and adaptable, and that has helped him make a real contribution to the success we’ve had this season."

In 33 Bundesliga matches this term, Kostic has recorded six goals and 11 assists. Then came 12 UEFA Europa League ties, where he added four more goals and another two assists. The 26-year-old Serbia international has made a total of 153 Bundesliga appearances, racking up 23 goals and 29 assists.