First Team

Youngster signs through to 2022

Youth goalkeeper Lino Kasten his signed his first professional contract.

VfL Wolfsburg has signed another youth player to a long-term contract, with goalkeeper Lino Kasten agreeing terms through to 2022. The 18-year-old’s contract will see him stay with the Wolves Under-19s for another year before it converts into a professional deal. Kasten took part in first-team training throughout the 2018/2019 season and travelled with the squad for the recent pre-season training camp in Austria. He joined the club in 2015 from FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin, coming in at Under-15 level and making his way through the age groups. He made 22 appearances in the Under-19 Bundesliga North/North-East last season, and has also represented his country at youth level.

"I’m delighted that people at VfL Wolfsburg are still counting on me for the future," said Kasten. "I feel incredibly at home here and want to take my career to the next level now, and I think that VfL will give me the best opportunity to do that."