VfL Wolfsburg can count on the services of former Spain European Under-21 Championship winner Ignacio Camacho after the midfielder completed a move to Lower Saxony from Malaga CF.
The 27-year-old has agreed terms on a deal that runs until 2021 with the Wolves, where he will sport the No.4 jersey in the 2017/18 campaign. “I am really keyed-up on German football. The German mentality and the way football is played is something I’ve always liked, because there is a great focus on tactics and order, paired with attacking football,” Camacho told Wolfsburg’s official website following his switch to Germany’s top flight.
"The Bundesliga enjoys very high standing in Spain and since [Wolfsburg’s] Champions League home win against Real Madrid [in 2016], VfL is very well known.”
A Europa League winner with Atletico de Madrid in 2010, Camacho went on to score 16 goals in 177 Spanish top-flight appearances during seven seasons with Malaga. "Ignacio will strengthen our central midfield further with his abilities,” Wolfsburg coach Andries Jonker said of Wolfsburg’s latest signing. “He also possesses a great deal of experience at the highest level. I am really looking forward to working together with him."
The club's sporting director Olaf Rebbe added, “Aside from his undeniable qualities on the pitch, from our very first meeting with him, we got the impression that Ignacio suits VfL and our values here perfectly as a character." Camacho - a possible replacement for the Marseille-bound Luiz Gustavo at Wolfsburg - will join his new team-mates at the club's Bad Ragaz training camp on Monday.