Josip Brekalo leaves championship leaders VfL Wolfsburg for Italy. The offensive player is initially on loan to Serie A club Torino. According to the Italian media, Turin will initially pay 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 for Wolves since 2016, and the left winger was loaned to VfB Stuttgart from January to December 2017. Josip Brekalo has played 118 competitive games for the green-whites so far, in which he scored 22 goals.
Before that, VfL had secured the services of Dutchman Micky van de Ven (20) shortly before the end of the transfer. The central defender, compatriot of coach Mark van Bommel, comes from his home of second division FC Volendam to the league leaders and signs a four-year contract until 2025.
“We are very happy that we managed to sign Micky van de Ven, so to speak, in the last few meters of the transfer window,” said sporting director Marcel Schäfer: “As a young, hungry for success and motivated player, he fits exactly into our requirements profile and we are convinced that it is far from the end of its development. “
In addition, the VfL central defender Marin Pongracic (23) had loaned out to DFB Cup winner Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season.