Transfer news

Josue set for Wolfsburg exit

January 17, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Wolfsburg midfielder Josue could be set for a return to his homeland of Brazil, with the German club seeming unprepared to offer the player a new contract.

Josue of Wolfsburg celebrates his team's second goal
GettyImagesBrazil looks like Josue's next destination

Josue, 33, the captain of the Wolfsburg side that won the Bundesliga in 2009, is under contract until the end of the season and is hoping to extend his stay at the club.

But the Brazil international has yet to be offered a new deal and Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung are reporting that the Budesliga side will not make an offer to the player.

“What we do now, should have an effect on our future,” Wolfsburg general manager Klaus Allofs was quoted as saying.

Josue’s agent, Omar Vasconcelos, has made his client’s stance on the issue clear, saying he is more than prepared to look elsewhere to play his football.

“Josue would love to stay in Germany,” he said. “If, however, the club does not want to offer a new contract , we will ask for an immediate release.”

Reports in Brazil say that Atletico Mineiro are interested in signing the player and have already made an offer - a claim that has been denied by Wolfsburg.

Elsewhere, Allofs has put pressure on Frankfurt to make the last steps towards completing the signing of Srdjan Lakic.

“Everybody has to do their share in this transfer. Lakic has done it, we have signaled we are also willing to do it. In my opinion, it is now Frankfurt’s turn to make the last step,” Allofs said.