Wolfsburg - VfL Wolfsburg have completed the signing of defender Timm Klose from Bundesliga rivals 1. FC Nuremberg.

The 25-year-old Swiss international has signed a four-year contract after passing a medical on Monday.

Fits the bill

"We had always said that, if an opportunity were to present itself for us to further improve the quality of our squad, without veering off budget, we would act," said Wolfsburg's sporting director Klaus Allofs. "I'm therefore very pleased that Timm Klose has chosen to join us."

At Wolfsburg, the defender will be reunited with his former coach Dieter Hecking, who left Nuremberg midway through the 2012/13 season. The 48-year-old is looking forward to working with Klose once again. “I’m delighted that Timm is going to strengthen our team,” said Hecking. "He's matured extremely well in recent years and brings with him everything that a central defender needs.”

'Important step'

"This move to Wolfsburg is an important step in my career," he said. "I’m really looking forward to this new sporting challenge and I'll give everything to ensure we can be successful as a team.”

Klose appeared 45 times in the Bundesliga for Nuremberg, scoring two goals. He has also represented Switzerland on six occasions since making his international debut in 2011.