Poland midfielder Blaszczykowski joins Wolfsburg from Dortmund

  • Reuters
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2016 23:09 IST
VfL Wolfsburg presents its new player Jakub Blaszczykowski at the Volkswagen Arena. (AP Photo)

Wolfsburg have signed Poland midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski from Borussia Dortmund on a three-year contract, the Bundesliga side confirmed on Monday.

The 30-year-old spent last year on loan at Fiorentina and featured for Poland at Euro 2016, scoring against both Ukraine and Switzerland before missing the decisive penalty in the Poles’ quarter-final shootout defeat by Portugal.

“Jakub Blaszczykowski is a great fit for the team, not only because of his footballing qualities but also because he leads by example when it comes to determination, commitment and passion,” Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs told the club’s website (www.vfl-wolfsburg.de).

“He’s someone who completely identifies with the club he plays for. We are looking forward to having him in a Wolfsburg shirt.”

Blaszczykowski, who twice won the Bundesliga with Dortmund and was a defeated Champions League finalist in 2013, moves for an undisclosed fee, having signed a contract until 2019.

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