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Brazil midfielder Gustavo leaves Wolfsburg for Marseille
July 4, 2017 / 11:03 AM / 5 months ago

Brazil midfielder Gustavo leaves Wolfsburg for Marseille

BERLIN (Reuters) - Brazil defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo has joined France’s Olympique Marseille with immediate effect after four years at VfL Wolfsburg, the clubs said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - VFL Wolfsburg v Eintracht Braunschweig - Bundesliga Relegation Playoff Match First Leg - Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany - 25/5/17 Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo reacts Reuters / Fabian Bimmer Livepic

Gustavo, who had started his Bundesliga career at Hoffenheim in 2007, was part of Bayern Munich’s treble-winning season that included the Champions League in 2013.

He then joined the Wolves, which won the German Cup again in 2015 while also finishing runners-up in the Bundesliga. His current move cost a reported 10 million euros (£8.8 million).

“Even if saying goodbye is hard, during the summer break my wish to try something new in a different country and a different league matured,” the Brazilian said.

Marseille, fifth in the French league last season, did not give details on the length of his contract.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann

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