Riechedly Bazoer (c.) will wear the No.6 shirt at new club VfL Wolfsburg. - © imago
Riechedly Bazoer (c.) will wear the No.6 shirt at new club VfL Wolfsburg. - © imago
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Bundesliga newcomer Bazoer primed for Wolfsburg challenge

Riechedly Bazoer was a picture of self-confidence at his official unveiling as a VfL Wolfsburg player on Tuesday.

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A winter transfer window signing from AFC Ajax, the 20-year-old midfielder spoke with relish and positivity about the next chapter in his still young career, before explaining what can be expected of him as a player.

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"I'm delighted to be here and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead in Wolfsburg," Bazoer said in his native Dutch tongue. "It was important for me to feel I had the trust of the club and that has been the case here right from the outset. It's the complete package here."

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Although Bazoer made just ten appearances in all competitions during the first half of 2016/17, Wolfsburg's faith appears to be well placed. The PSV Eindhoven youth academy product won the European Under-17 championship with the Netherlands in 2012 and has since collected six senior international caps, earning comparisons with Dutch greats Frank Rijkaard and Clarence Seedorf alond the way.

"I'm a box-to-box midfielder - a technical player," Bazoer explained. "I cover a lot of ground and can play in any position in the midfield. I suppose I'm a bit like Yaya Toure, but I can still develop and hopefully I'll be a better player in two or three years."

Putting daylight between themselves and the somewhat crowded drop zone is the immediate priority for Wolfsburg, but it is a challenge the Lower Saxony outfit's dynamic Dutch recruit is ready to face head-on. In his own words: "Although I'm still young, I firmly believe I can help VfL."

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