VfB Stuttgart say goodbye to Andreas Beck who will leave the club on a free transfer.
|Andreas Beck.||Photo: Jeollo/VfB-exklusiv.de/CC-by-SA 3.0|
Andreas Beck will leave VfB Stuttgart when his contract runs out at the end of the month, the club have announced.
Beck, 32, came through the youth ranks at Stuttgart and won the championship with the Swabian club in 2007.
He left the club in 2008, but returned in 2017 after spells at Hoffenheim and Besiktas. Now, he will be on the move again.
"Andreas moved up through the junior ranks to turn pro at VfB and always stepped up to take on responsibility both on and off the pitch, as well as being a very uncomplicated person to deal with. When he came back to VfB, he proved to be someone we could rely on for the past two years as well as showing leadership qualities that his younger team-mates could learn from," said Stuttgart head of sport Thomas Hitzlsperger, as quoted by the club.
"With the squad now taking on a new look, we decided that we were not going to renew his contract but despite this, our door will always be open for Andreas and I would be delighted if he chose to take the first steps of his post-playing career here at VfB."
After their relation to the 2. Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart have also said goodbye to two other experienced players - Christian Gentner and Dennis Aogo.