Former Bayern and Bochum professional Milos Pantovic became officially the fifth experienced German footballer to transfer to Florian Kohfeldt’s new Belgian club KAS Eupen on Monday evening.
Having already secured the services of former players Kevin Möhwald and Bartosz Bialek, as well as former professionals Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg) and Victor Pálsson (Schalke), Florian Kohfeldt has now completed the capture of Milos Pantovic from 1. FC Union Berlin. The former FC Bayern Campus academy man had been rumored to be on the way out of Köpenick for much of the summer. The transfer fee was not disclosed.
Pantovic spent the majority of his German footballing career with VfL Bochum after departing Bayern. He joined Union last summer and made 13 relief appearances for Urs Fischer’s Eisernen. Pantovic scored one goal for Union last season, also adding a tally off the bench this year on the opening day’s 4-1 victory over Mainz.
“Miloš didn’t get the time with us that we had all hoped for,” FCU managing director Oliver Ruhnert noted in club statement confirming the player’s departure, “He nevertheless never got down about it and always showed in training that he was ready. The move to Eupen is therefore understandable and we wish him all the best for his time there.”
“I certainly came here last summer with different ideas,” Pantovic himself added, “but in the end it was still a special year. Union as a team and club is something unique. I wish all Union players only the best for the future. Now a new challenge awaits me.”