18.05.2019
First Team

Captain staying on board

Josuha Guilavogui has extended his contract at VfL Wolfsburg until 2023.

Wolves captain Josuha Guilavogui has signalled his commitment to VfL by signing a new long-term deal ahead of the final match of the season against FC Augsburg. The midfielder has extended his contract – due to expire in 2020 – by three years, keeping him at the club for another four seasons.

The Green-Whites skipper, who is suspended for the season finale, is delighted that he’ll be staying in Wolfsburg: “I’m very happy that I’ll be able to continue playing here at VfL Wolfsburg. I owe a lot to the club. We’ve played in the Champions League together and experienced tough times together. I feel a strong connection to the club, the region and the fans and I’m keen to continue the progress we’ve made this season into the coming years.”

Sporting director Marcel Schäfer commented: “We’re extremely pleased that we’ve been able to tie down Josuha. His quality on the pitch is hugely important to the team and as well as that, he’s a model professional off the pitch who identifies fully with VfL and our values.”

9 goals in 160 games

Guilavogui joined the Wolves from Atlético Madrid in 2014, initially on a two-year loan before VfL signed the Frenchman permanently in summer 2016. During his five years, the 28-year-old has made 160 appearances in all competitions in the green and white shirt and scored nine goals. Guilavogui enjoyed DFB Cup glory with the Wolves in 2015 and then played in the UEFA Champions League during the following season. The defensive midfielder was made club captain last summer.

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