Now a more polished defender, Jeffrey Bruma is ready to take the next step in his career with VfL Wolfsburg in his second stint in the Bundesliga. - © imago / foto2press
Now a more polished defender, Jeffrey Bruma is ready to take the next step in his career with VfL Wolfsburg in his second stint in the Bundesliga. - © imago / foto2press
Bundesliga

Wolfsburg represents 'new step' for summer signing Bruma

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.

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