VfL Wolfsburg leaves Josip Brekalo to Turin
Josip Brekalo leaves leaders VfL Wolfsburg towards Italy. The offensive player first switches to a lending company to the series A-Club FC Turin. According to Italian media, Turin initially pays 1.5 million euros and also has a purchase option of 13 million euros for the coming summer.
In Wolfsburg, the 23-year-old Croatian international still has a contract until 2023. Brekalo has been playing with the wolves since 2016, from January to December 2017, the left outside was borrowed at the VfB Stuttgart. For the green-white Josip Brekalo briesly played 118 competitive games where there are 22 goals.
Previously, the VFL had secured the services of the Dutchman Micky Van DE (20) shortly before the transfer. The central defender, compatriot of coach Mark van Bommel, comes from his homeland from second division FC Volendam to the leadership and signs a four-year contract until 2025.
We are very pleased that we managed to commit it on the last meters of the transfer window to commit Micky van de Ven, said sports director Marcel Schäfer: As a young, success hungry and a powerful player, he fits exactly in our requirement profile and we are convinced that he has not arrived at the end of his development.
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In addition, the VfL central defender Marin Pongracic (23) had awarded to the end of the season to DFB Cup winner Borussia Dortmund.