Summary

  • Dejagah leaves Al-Arabi on a free transfer.
  • Becomes fifth new January signing at the Wolves.
  • Iran international a former Bundesliga winner with Wolfsburg.

Iran international Ashkan Dejagah has re-signed for VfL Wolfsburg on a free transfer after leaving Qatari club Al-Arabi SC.

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The 30-year-old, who becomes the Wolves’ fifth new arrival in the January transfer window, has signed a six-month contract until the end of the season with the option of a further year.

"I'm delighted to be back in Wolfsburg and I'm looking forward to playing in the Bundesliga again," Dejagah told the club's official website. "We're in a difficult situation right now and I want to help the team get out of trouble as quickly as possible."

A Germany-born Iran international who represented his country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Dejagah hinted at his imminent return to the Bundesliga when he posted the following on Instagram on Monday:

The right-sided attacker played for Wolfsburg between 2007 and 2012 and helped them win the Bundesliga in 2008/09 before leaving for English side Fulham FC in 2012.

He scored 18 goals in 132 Bundesliga appearances in his first spell for the club and joins Paul-Georges Ntep, Riechedly Bazoer, Yunus Malli and Victor Osimhen as the club's new signings.