Days after securing their Bundesliga status, VfL Wolfsburg have confirmed the signing of US international, John Brooks from Hertha BSC.
The fee is thought to be around €20 million, which is a record fee for an American player.
“It wasn’t an easy decision to leave my hometown, but after the talks with [sporting director] Olaf Rebbe and [coach] Andries Jonker I wanted to join Wolfsburg because both soon convinced me of their plans for VfL,” he told his new club’s official website. “I want to contribute my share so that Wolfsburg live up to their earlier success.”
“We are delighted to have signed John Anthony Brooks,” sporting director Rebbe said. “He is a highly talented and ambitious defender who will reinforce our defence. At 24, he is already very experienced.”
A five-year deal has been signed.