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Wolfsburg snap up Steffen from Basel

steffen-cropped Renato Steffen in action for Basel against Manchester United (source: Getty Images)

Renato Steffen has joined Wolfsburg on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Basel, the two clubs have confirmed.

The 26-year-old had impressed for the Swiss side in the Champions League this season, with his direct running and wing play making him a threat.

And Wolfsburg have taken notice, moving to bring the Switzerland international to the Volkswagen Arena until 2021, for a reported fee of €1.75million.

Steffen had been in Switzerland for his entire professional career prior to the transfer, having previously turned out for Schoftland, Solothurn, Thun and Young Boys.

Wolfsburg will hope the winger can help inspire an improvement in their fortunes, with Martin Schmidt’s men 12th in the Bundesliga ahead of the resumption from Germany’s mid-season break.

Steffen is in line to make his debut against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

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