On the VfL Wolfsburg, economically challenging times could be received. As the Kicker reports, the war in Ukraine is heavily on the shops of VfL-owner Volkswagen. The Group had to send numerous employees to short-time work, even the football division must “severely limit”.
Consequently, large investments in the upcoming transfer period “barely possible”. With the Polish wing player Jakub Kaminski, which comes for ten million euros from Lech Pozen, a commitment is already fixed, but transfers of further candidates such as Ruben Vargas (Augsburg) or Patrick Wimmer (Bielefeld) can hardly be realized, as long as not in return high-profile players Like Maxence Lacroix or Ridle Baku leave the club.
That there will be a change in the coming summer, is already fixed. John Anthony Brooks leaves the club free transfer, the same applies to William. In addition, Dodi Lukebakio will leave the club after the end of his lending. The future of the key players Xaver Schlager, Paulo Otavio, Jerome Roussillon, Kevin Mbabu and Renato Steffen (all contract until 2023) should be clarified early. The top priority is likely to find a successor to Brooks in the Defensive Center – under apparently more complicated financial framework than expected.
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Through the Russian invasion in Ukraine, the local VW production sites are also directly affected, resulting in components in other plants such as the parent plant in Wolfsburg and production can not go as desired. These million losses also meet the VfL.