WOLFSBURG, Germany — Wolfsburg has signed right back William from Brazilian side Internacional on a five-year deal with the Bundesliga club.
The transfer fee was not disclosed, but Kicker magazine reported that Wolfsburg paid around 5 million euros ($5.6 million) for the 22-year-old defender, who has made three appearances for Brazil.
Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe says, “We have been intensively scouting William for quite some time. He is a young player with a great deal of potential.”
Wolfsburg recently paid a reported 20 million euros ($22.4 million) for Hertha Berlin defender John Anthony Brooks, a record transfer for an American player.
The club has seen forward Borja Mayoral return to Real Madrid, defender Jannes Horn join Cologne, and defender Ricardo Rodriguez leave for AC Milan this offseason.