Seen as the natural replacement for the departed Naldo, Dutch international Jeffrey Bruma is eager to prove himself as he takes a second crack at establishing himself in the Bundesliga with VfL Wolfsburg.
Rollercoaster ride in Hamburg
“I believe it’s a new step in my career,” said the 24-year-old, who signed a five-year deal with the Wolves last month. “I had three years at Eindhoven and now it’s time for something new.”
Wolfsburg may be a fresh challenge for the centre-back, but the Bundesliga certainly is not. Bruma spent two years on loan from Chelsea FC with Hamburger SV between 2011 and 2013. The 19-time Dutch international made 40 appearances in two greatly contrasting seasons as the first ended in a nerve-wracking relegation scrap, while the second saw the Red Shorts come within three points of European qualification.