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Wolfsburg sign defender William

IANS  |  Berlin 

VfL Wolfsburg reinforced their defence ahead of the 2017-18 football season with the signing of William de Asevedo Furtado from Brazilian second division football club Sport Club Internacional.

The 22-year-old defender on Thursday inked a five-year deal, which keeps him with the Bundesliga side until June 2022, reports Xinhua news agency,

"We have intensively scouted William over a long period of time. He is a young player with a lot of potential. We are happy that we were able to bind him on a long-term deal," Wolfsburg's sporting director Olaf Rebbe said in a statement.

William started his professional career at Internacional where he made 60 appearances since his senior debut in March 2015. The right-back helped Brazil to clinch the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

"I am looking forward to Wolfsburg. It is a very well known club in Brazil. Many players like Grafite, Josue, Diego or Naldo were very successful with Wolfsburg," the new arrival told the club's official home page.

William is the third summer transfer for the "Wolves" after John Anthony Brooks and Marvin Stefaniak.

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