Josuha Guilavogui is a hot topic at VfB Stuttgart. The chances of a commitment have recently dropped rapidly, as VfB manager Fabian Wohlgemuth had to admit.
For the mission of staying up, Bruno Labbadia would like to have a few more experienced players in his squad - such as Josuha Guilavogui, who has been in VfB's sights for several weeks now. While it initially looked like the Swabians had a good chance of signing, it has recently become clear that VfL Wolfsburg does not want to let their leading player go in the winter.
This is a damper for VfB, because Guilavogui would have looked good on the team, as Fabian Wohlgemuth admitted in an interview with Sky. "What is lacking in our team is a bit of experience, inner leadership, mental stability - in this respect, Josuha Guilavogui is of course someone who is a very, very interesting player for us," the sporting director made no secret of Stuttgart's interest.
Nevertheless, Wohlgemuth had to realize that "nothing has changed" in Guilavogui's status. "He is under contract with VfL Wolfsburg and currently has no approval," he explained the status quo. "There are a few smoke screens on the way, but none of them have reached us and it is also part of our respect for VfL Wolfsburg that we do not comment further on the subject as long as there is no fundamental willingness to talk."
In search of reinforcements, the Swabians, who are threatened with relegation, will have to look elsewhere.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as VfB sporting director Wohlgemuth commented on the Guilavogui transfer.