A significant chapter in VfL’s history will come to a close at the end of the current season. Josuha Guilavogui, who for a number of years has been one of VfL Wolfsburg’s key players, influential figures and club captain, will leave the Green-and-Whites for an as yet unknown destination.
“Josh is the kind of player whose value cannot be measured by numbers alone,” said VfL managing director Marcel Schäfer. “He has achieved great things over a long period of time, both on and off the pitch. With his commitment and his exemplary mentality, he is a shining example of the values of VfL Wolfsburg. We will miss him as a footballer, as a person and also as a cheerful character in the dressing room. At the same time, of course, we respect his wish to take on a new challenge and to get more playing time than he has had of late.”
Guilavogui joined the Wolves in summer 2014, meaning he is the longest-serving player in the first team squad after Maximilian Arnold. The seven-time France international, who arrived in Wolfsburg from Atletico Madrid and won the DFB Cup and Supercup with VfL in his first season, has experienced highs and lows in his nine campaigns at the club, interrupted only by a six-month loan to Girondins Bordeaux.