Following a solid Euro 2016, Wolfsburg has found a bargain buy in Borussia Dortmund winger Jakub Blaszczykowski.
While the fee was undisclosed, reports in Germany indicate that Kuba cost Wolfsburg just over $5 million, a solid bit of business for a player in good form and a solidified national team place. The club confirmed Blaszczykowski signed a deal through 2019.
A fan favorite at Dortmund, the 30-year-old spent eight seasons calling Westfalenstadion home, making 253 appearances all up and down the right flank. He was sent on loan to Fiorentina last season, making 20 appearances in all competitions and scoring a pair of goals while finding himself in and out of the starting lineup due to form and injuries.
However, he impressed with Poland at Euro 2016, scoring a crucial pair of goals against Ukraine and Switzerland.
“Blaszczykowski is a player that will do any team good,” said Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs. “Not only because of his footballing capabilities, but also because he is a model of dedication, commitment and passion and because he gives 100 per cent to his team.”