Wolfsburg have announced the signing of 22-year-old German youth international Ridle Baku from fellow Bundesliga side Mainz 05 for a reported fee of around €10 million.
“I’m looking forward to the new challenge,” said Baku. “I have everything to thank FSV Mainz 05 for and the club will always have a special place in my heart. However, I felt it was time to take the next step in my development and in Wolfsburg I have the best conditions to do that.”
Baku has signed a five-year contract with Wolfsburg and becomes their third major signing of the summer after the arrivals of Maxence Lacroix (Sochaux) and Bartosz Białek (Zagłębie Lubin).