Following on from the signing of Kevin Mbabu, VfL Wolfsburg have completed their second bit of transfer business ahead of the new season: winger Joao Victor will move to Wolfsburg from Austrian top-flight club LASK for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old from Brazil has put pen to paper on a contract until 2023 and will wear the number 40 jersey for the Green-Whites.
“He’s a player who possesses tremendous speed along with his goal threat,” said VfL sporting director Marcel Schäfer. “He’ll further strengthen the team’s attack and he also made a very positive impression in our personal discussions.”
Joao Victor has scored 12 goals in 25 games for LASK in the Austrian Bundesliga this season, as well as netting six times in the cup. In total, he’s posted 26 goals and 14 assists in 52 appearances for the Linz club.
“I chose to move to VfL Wolfsburg because their style of play suits me well,” commented the attacker, who arrived in Austria from Brazilian club Sao Jose dos Campos in summer 2015. “It’s a well-organised club with an excellent infrastructure. I’m really looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Bundesliga next season, which in my eyes is one of the best leagues in the world.”
Before joining LASK, Joao Victor played for Austrian second division side SV Kapfenberg, where he impressed with 30 goals and 11 assists in 62 games.