Wolfsburg have announced the signing of 21-year-old midfielder Xaver Schlager from RB Salzburg for an undisclosed fee believed to be €12 million.
The Austria international has signed a contract with the Bundesliga club until 2023, choosing Wolfsburg over Borussia Mönchengladbach who had also shown an interest.
“We’re delighted to further strengthen our squad with Xaver. He’s a young, ambitious player looking to take the next step in his career. Despite his young age he already has experience at international level and, in addition to his footballing qualities, he’s perfectly suited to VfL Wolfsburg,” said sporting director Marcel Schäfer.