The 33-year-old has spent almost all his professional career with Stuttgart, with only a small sting playing for Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga.
German midfielder Christian Gentner has been playing for Stuttgart basically his whole life.
He debuted for the Bundesliga club in 2004 and left in 2007 to join Wolfsburg for three years.
But in 2010 he returned to his home, and today it was announced the team will not renew his contract.
“Christian has VfB in his blood,” head of sport Thomas Hitzlsperger told the club’s official website.
“He came through the youth academy here and has been a key figure at the club over the last few years.”
He added: “‘Gente’ is not only an excellent player, but he’s also always completely identified with VfB and has represented the club in an exemplary manner.”
“In so doing, he has rendered tremendous service to VfB and we accordingly hold him in high esteem.”
“We can easily imagine integrating him at VfB once he hangs up his boots and has already discussed several possibilities with him in this regard,” he continued.
“Christian knows he is always more than welcome here and it goes without saying that we’ll give him a worthy send-off at a home game at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.”
The VfB Stuttgart sporting directors and long-term team captain Christian #Gentner have mutually agreed not to extend the 33-year-old's contract, which expires on 30 June 2019. #VfBhttps://t.co/gx6V3dtfPN
— VfB Stuttgart_int (@VfB_int) June 7, 2019