VfL Wolfsburg want to sign Mattias Svanberg from FC Bologna and are on the right track. However: Contrary to reports from Italy, according to which the transfer should already be fixed, the poker for the Swedish national player is not over yet.
He could still switch to VfL Wolfsburg in the summer: Mattias Svanberg.
Thomas Hiete reports from Wolfsburg’s training camp in Seefeld
VfL Wolfsburg continues to work on their squad for the new season and hopes to be able to add the next piece of the puzzle soon: Mattias Svanberg, central midfielder at FC Bologna, is to come, but the change is far from perfect. Because: Numerous competitors are also still vying for the services of the Swedish international, including clubs from the Premier League and SSC Naples.
Reports from Italy that Svanberg’s move to Wolfsburg is already set could be part of the poker game. A sum in the range of eight to ten million euros plus bonus payments is still being discussed as a transfer fee, but the same applies here: nothing is fixed yet.
“We will definitely keep our eyes open,” coach Niko Kovac said after Xaver Schlager left RB Leipzig, with VfL targeting Svanberg early on. The Swede fits perfectly into the Wolfsburg philosophy of preferring to work with young players, but he also has a lot of experience. The midfielder switched from Malmö FF to Bologna in 2018 and has played 117 games in Serie A since then. The 23-year-old also has 21 caps for Sweden.
VfL is working under high pressure
VfL is working flat out to seal the Svanberg deal. Nobody can say how long it can last. VfL is in its training camp in Austria until tomorrow, Friday, and then flies to Belgium, where the test at KV Mechelen is scheduled for the following day. Then it’s back to Germany – where Svanberg should ideally join the squad.