Manchester City confirm Lukas Nmecha has joined Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in £11m deal as Germany Under-21 striker vows to ‘finally show what I’m capable of’
- Nmecha scored 21 goals in 41 games during loan spell at Anderlecht last season
- The 22-year-old City youth product has now joined Wolfsburg in £11m deal
- He played for the Bundesliga side on loan during the 2019-20 campaign
Germany Under-21 striker Lukas Nmecha has joined Bundesliga side Wolfsburg from Manchester City.
The 22-year-old City youth product secured the permanent move after scoring 21 goals in 41 appearances during an impressive loan spell with Belgian side Anderlecht last season.
He previously played for the Bundesliga side on loan during the 2019-20 campaign while he also had stints at Preston and Middlesbrough.
Striker Lukas Nmecha has joined Bundesliga side Wolfsburg from Manchester City
Hamburg-born Nmecha, who represented England at youth level before switching his allegiance to Germany in 2019, made just two first-team appearances for City.
Nmecha said: ‘I’m looking forward to seeing many familiar faces again and, above all, to finally show what I’m capable of.
‘I was struck then as I am now with the path they’ve set out on here and have always followed VfL since I left. I want to do my bit to ensure the team continue to be successful and that we achieve our goals.’
Hamburg-born Nmecha made just two first-team appearances for Manchester City
VfL sporting director Marcel Schäfer is delighted Nmecha has returned to VfL.
‘We were always convinced of Lukas’ qualities and continued to follow his path closely after his departure from Wolfsburg,’ he said.
‘He’s taken the next step in his career at Anderlecht and improved emormously. He also showed with Germany’s Under-21 side how important he can be for a team on and off the pitch, taking on leadership tasks and leading by example despite being just 22 years old. We’re really pleased that in Lukas, one of the most promising German attackers is now with VfL on a permanent basis.’
The 22-year-old scored 21 goals in 41 games during loan spell at Anderlecht last season