Ivica Olic scored five goals in 14 league appearances during the first half of the 2014/15 campaign
Ivica Olic scored five goals in 14 league appearances during the first half of the 2014/15 campaign
Bundesliga

Olic swaps Wolfsburg for former club Hamburg

Wolfsburg - Croatian striker has left VfL Wolfsburg for former club Hamburger SV.

'A new challenge'

The 35-year-old has signed an 18-month deal at the Imtech Arena and could make his second debut in HSV colours against 1. FC Köln at the weekend.

"I'm glad we found a solution and I think all parties are happy with it," Olic told Germany's largest specialist football magazine

Kicker

. "Now I'm looking forward to playing for HSV. It's a new challenge. I'm 35, I have prepared well during the winter break and I'm ready to play against Köln on Saturday." "He's a great character and as a player he's a great addition to the strikers we already have," added Hamburg director of football Peter Knäbel. "His attitude and charisma are both first class. He was our number one target and I'm delighted for him and our fans that he's returned to the club."

Proven goalscorer

The Croatia international scored 29 goals in 78 Bundesliga appearances during his previous two-and-a-half-year stint in Hamburg, before joining FC Bayern München in 2009. He moved to Wolfsburg three years later, netting 28 goals in 74 outings in all competitions for the Lower Saxony-based outfit, including five this season.