Wolfsburg sign Perisic from Dortmund

VfL Wolfsburg have signed attacking midfielder Ivan Perisic from fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

The Croatian has signed a contract until 30 June 2017 in Wolfsburg.

Sporting director Klaus Allofs was happy with his new side’s new signing:

“We’re delighted to have been able to bring Ivan Perisic on board. In the wake of the arrival of Dieter Hecking, this is the next important step taken by VfL. Ivan will give us even more options in the forward department. His profile is a perfect fit for the coach’s team concept.”

Ivan Perisic is hopeful on improving the Wolves’ league position:

“15th place in the table obviously isn’t very good. I hope to be able to contribute to helping us improve on that as soon as possible, and maybe we can make it through to the final of the DFB Cup as well. For that, to happen, we need to lay the foundations by preparing well here in Belek.”

Ivan Perisic signed for Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2011 after being voted Belgian Player of the Year at the end of the 2010/11 and went on to play 42 games in the Bundesliga, scoring 9 goals. 29 of those appearances were from the substitute bench as Perisic never established himself a first-team regular.