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Wolves complete Phil Ofosu-Ayeh signing

By Matt Maher | Wolves | Published:

Wolves have completed the signing of defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh on a free transfer from Eintract Braunschweig.

The 25-year-old Ghana international has agreed a three-year deal at Molineux and will officially join on July 1 when his contract at the German Second Division club expires.

Ofosu-Ayeh, who plays predominantly as a right-back, becomes Wolves’ third signing of the summer and the third defender after the arrivals of Ryan Bennett and Roderick Miranda.

Sporting director Kevin Thelwell said: "He's a player that we've watched for some time and we think that he'll bring with him a lot of experience and a lot of quality in the right back position.

"The quality and the size of the German leagues is huge, the size of the fanbases at all of the clubs there are pretty outstanding and it's an environment that's as close to England as you can imagine.

"I've got no worries that he will be able to come in here and hit the ground running."

Born in the German city of Moers, Ofosu-Ayeh has spent his entire domestic career to this point in Germany, beginning at SV Wilhelmshaven before enjoying spells at FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt, MSV Duisburg and VfR Aalen.

He joined Braunschweig in May 2015 but was restricted to just 20 appearances during his two-year stay due to injury.

Ofosu-Ayeh said: "For me it was always a dream to play in England. Now I’ve seen everything here, I know that it’s a very big club and a traditional club. I’m very happy that I have the chance to play here.

“I’m very excited about everything - the club, the fans and my team mates so I’m ready for my journey here."

Matt Maher

By Matt Maher
Football MMPJ - @mjmarr_star

Sports journalist for the Express & Star

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