Wolfsburg Very Close To Announcing Diego Signing

Andre RojterCorrespondent IAugust 13, 2010

German Bundesliga champions two seasons ago, VfL Wolfsburg are looking to return to the top spot and have acquired Diego from Juventus in an effort to do just that.

Once a promising rising star in Brazilian soccer, Diego had his best season two years ago while playing for Werder Bremen which led him to be the desire of many of Europe's largest clubs.

Italian superpower Juventus bid highest and were glad to sign Diego to a five year deal and pay a fee of € 24.5 million to his former club Werder Bremen.

His time in Italy however was pretty bad in comparison and both he and Juve were keen on a summer transfer elsewhere.

Juventus agreed with Wolfsburg on a transfer fee in the range of €17-€19 million, a substantially lower figure then they paid just a year ago. On his part, Diego agreed to a four year deal that will pay him €6 million per season.

Diego could now be joining former Brazilian national side players Grafite and Josué on a team that went from domestic champions to out of the Champions League the very next year.

Hopefully he does well there once more to earn a call to the Brazil side, they are in need of an advanced midfielder who can distribute the ball to the forwards with efficiency.