VfL Wolfsburg has secured the services of Lovro Majer, marking their most significant transfer of the summer. The Croatian midfielder has signed a contract with the Lower Saxony-based club until 2028, after weeks of negotiations and an impressive display of determination from manager Niko Kovac and his team.
Majer, a 25-year-old talent, arrives at Wolfsburg from Stade Rennes, with the transfer fee rumored to exceed €30 million. The midfielder will don the number 19 jersey as he embarks on this new chapter of his career. Renowned for his creativity and technical prowess, Majer has showcased his abilities over the past two years in France, leaving an indelible mark on the footballing landscape.
“His versatility and technical skills make him a valuable addition to our midfield. Lovro has proven himself both in the Europa League with Rennes and in the Champions League with Dinamo Zagreb, accumulating international experience along the way,” commented VfL Sporting Director, Sebastian Schindzielorz. “With Majer’s arrival, our midfield gains even greater flexibility. He can play centrally but also possesses strengths on the wings.”
The transfer saga between Wolfsburg and Rennes was a protracted and fierce battle, with the German club refusing to back down. The conviction and financial resources acquired from the sale of Mick van de Ven (to Tottenham Hotspur for a reported sum of up to €50 million) allowed Wolfsburg to persist in their pursuit of Majer. Finally, the club’s persistence paid off, and head coach Niko Kovac secured his long-desired player.
Expressing his delight, Majer said, “I am thrilled that the transfer to Wolfsburg and the Bundesliga has come to fruition. I can’t wait to get started. I am looking forward to working with my new teammates and the coaching staff led by Niko Kovac. I aim to contribute my best to the team and help us achieve our goals.”
Majer’s arrival at Wolfsburg has generated considerable excitement among fans and pundits alike. The Croatian midfielder’s signing represents a statement of intent from the club as they prepare for the upcoming season. With his impressive track record and international experience, Majer is expected to play a pivotal role in Wolfsburg’s midfield, adding creativity, dynamism, and a touch of flair to their game.
As the Bundesliga eagerly awaits the start of the new season, Wolfsburg’s acquisition of Lovro Majer has undoubtedly raised expectations and heightened anticipation. The club’s ambitious move signifies their determination to compete at the highest level and challenge for silverware. With the talented Croatian midfielder in their ranks, Wolfsburg aims to make a lasting impact in both domestic and international competitions.
Unsere Wölfe verpflichten Lovro Majer von @staderennais. Der kroatische Nationalspieler hat bei unseren Grün-Weißen einen Fünfjahresvertrag unterschrieben und trägt künftig das Trikot mit der Rückennummer 19. Wir freuen uns auf dich, Lovro! 🤩#VfLWolfsburg pic.twitter.com/A90hsuPe8S
— VfL Wolfsburg (@VfL_Wolfsburg) August 16, 2023