Filip Stuparević (foto: /)
Former Watford striker Filip Stuparević has joined Slovenian top-tier club Domžale, two years after leaving England.
Domžale have embarked on new challenges with the 23-year-old forward, who has already played more than 100 matches in the Serbian elite league. Stuparević initially made a mark as a member of Voždovac and subsequently made a million-pound move to English club Watford.
"I recently played in the United Arab Emirates, where I improved my form and got back on track. I came to Slovenia with the desire to progress. I believe this league is the best for taking the next step. I had been following the championship earlier and had interactions with some former club members."
"They spoke highly of Domžale, which made my decision to come to Slovenia easier. Together with my teammates, we aim to compete for a spot in Europe. Personally, I want to score as many goals as possible since I'm a forward," said Stuparević. He will wear the number 18 jersey.
Stuparević began his diverse football journey in his hometown of Belgrade. He started his footballing steps in Obrenovac and moved to OFK Beograd in 2010, where he played for four seasons. He then spent two years with FK Rad and signed his first professional contract with Voždovac for the 2016/17 season.
In early 2019, Stuparević realized his dream move to Watford. He remained with the club for three years but never truly got the opportunity to prove himself in England. This was followed by loan spells back in Serbia, and most recently, he played for Al Uroobi, where he scored 20 goals in 15 matches.
Filip Stuparević, who has been a member of all Serbian youth national teams in the past, has signed with the yellow family of Domžale until the end of the season. He will be available for selection in today's match against Aluminij.