VfL Bochum 1848 has signed its sixth new player: Philipp Förster moves from VfB Stuttgart to the Blue-Whites. The midfielder has a contract until 30.06.2024. The two clubs agreed not to disclose the amount of the transfer fee.
Philipp Förster won promotion to the Bundesliga in the past three years with the Swabians (2020) and subsequently played 45 games in the Bundesliga, scoring five goals and providing two assists. In the 2. Bundesliga, the 1.89-meter left-footer played for SV Sandhausen as well as VfB, with 88 second-division games and 24 goals (twelve goals, twelve assists) to his name. Born in Kraichgau, Schindzielorz spent time at the youth training centers of Karlsruher SC and VfB Stuttgart before arriving at Sandhausen via Waldhof Mannheim and 1.FC Nürnberg am Hardtwald.
Sebastian Schindzielorz, Director of Sport at VfL Bochum 1848, describes the 27-year-old newcomer 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 dynamism to the game. Philipp can be used variably in midfield, both at the eight position and at the double six. We are delighted that he has chosen VfL Bochum.”
“I’m looking forward to VfL and to Bochum,” says Philipp Förster, who is “especially excited about the Ruhrpott mentality.” “I’ve already heard a lot about that in the initial talks. The stadium, the fans, the great atmosphere – I already know all that from my guest games here with VfB and Sandhausen. I’m looking forward to the new challenge, to the new team. Our goal is to stay in the league, and I want to play my part in that.”