Germany U21 star Nmecha joins Wolfsburg

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Fresh from his success at the UEFA U21 Championship, Lukas Nmecha has joined VfL Wolfsburg on a 4-year-deal. The German will move away from his club Manchester City for a reported fee of £11m.

Wolfsburg had previously worked with Nmecha. The German has spent the first half of the 2019/20 season on loan with them.

Nmecha was part of the German U21 team that won the UEFA U21 Championship this summer. He scored the only goal in the final against Portugal to help Die Mannschaft lift the title.


Having started with the Manchester City academy, Nmecha was never able to break into their star-studded first team. Over the years he has played for Wolfsburg, Preston North End and Middlesbrough on loan. He also has appeared thrice for Manchester City including in the Premier League.

However, his latest season helped him to attract more attention. He was sent on a loan transfer to Belgian Side RSC Anderlecht for whom he appeared 41 times in all competitions and scored 21 goals. Nmecha backed this up with his performance in the UEFA U21 Championship where he became the top scorer with 4 goals.

The 22-year-old predominantly plays the centre-forward role for his sides, but can also fill in at the wings. He is an excellent dribbler and a very good finisher. Nmecha also likes to lay-off balls for his teammates and will sport the number 10 jersey for Wolfsburg from next season.


In signing Nmecha, Wolfsburg have picked up an excellent prospect for their team. He will join the likes of Wout Weghorst and Maximilian Philipp in their attack.

Wolfsburg will be going into the new season with a change in the manager. Oliver Glasner left the club to join rivals Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer. The club will be lead by former Bayern player Mark Van Bommel. With Champions League football to also play for, strengthening their squad with Nmecha is an excellent move for The Wolves.

Nmecha will join Wolfsburg for a transfer fee of £11m and have signed a 4-year-deal. Manchester City is reported to have added certain clauses to the players’ transfer agreement. This includes a 15% sell-on fee and a buy-back clause added to the agreement.

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