VfL Wolfsburg are continuing to fine-tune their squad for the coming years, securing the services of 24-year-old central defender Caitlin Dijkstra on a free transfer from FC Twente Enschede. The Dutch international has signed a contract through to 30 June 2026, but she won’t play for the Green-and-Whites next season after being loaned back to Twente for another year to continue gaining experience.
The 24-year-old has been a Twente player since 2021/2022, featuring on a regular basis last season as they won the Dutch league title. The defender has won ten international caps since making her senior Netherlands debut in November 2021, and is currently preparing for the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with her Oranje colleagues.
“Step to a top foreign club”
"From day one, I’ve really felt at home in Enschede and have made great progress in my development," said Dijkstra, who is pleased with VfL’s offer to loan her back to Twente for another year. “I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I want to make the step to a top foreign club, but I don't want my development to come to a standstill either. To improve as a player, you have to play. You need routine to be able to anticipate in-game situations as well as possible. Fortunately, VfL Wolfsburg is a club that sees things the same way. I'm grateful for the trust I'm getting and I'm looking forward to playing for Wolfsburg the season after next.”