Wolves have signed striker, Sasa Kalajdzic from Germany’s VFB Stuggart for £15.4m.
Kalajdzic’s move comes after the Austrian striker scored 24 goals and provided 10 assists in 60 senior appearances since he joined Stuttgart in July 2019, during which he helped the club win promotion to Bundesliga in 2019-20 season.
Wolves will pay an initial £15.4m transfer fee but various add-ons will take the total fee up in excess of £17.1m, with Kalajdzic having signed a five-year contract at Molineux until June 2027 with option for one further season.
Speaking about Kalajdzic’s arrival, Wolves’ Technical Director, Scott Sellars commented: “We are very happy to secure the signing of Sasa, who is a talented young striker, has many excellent attributes to his game and fits the profile that we have been looking for this summer.
“Sasa has had great success in Germany’s Bundesliga, and we are looking forward to seeing what he can do in the Premier League.”
Kalajdzic is primarily a target-man type striker due to his two-metre height and slim build, but has also previously played as a holding midfielder during his youth career and credited ex Premier League star – Nemanja Matic as his midfield hero.
During his youth career, Kalajdzic played for SV Donau, SR Donaufeld Wien and First Vienna FC before he returned to Donaufeld, where he broke through into their first-team and scored seven goals in 18 appearances.
The 25 year-old striker then joined Admira Wacker where he mainly played in their reserves team, but managed to net 12 goals in 35 senior appearances across 2017-18 & 18-19 seasons before he moved to Stuttgart.
Kalajdzic represents Austria on the international level and since he made his senior debut in October 2020, he has gone on to score four goals in 15 international caps.
Kalajdzic will be in contention for his Wolves debut at home to Southampton at Molineux on Saturday 3 September in a 3pm kick-off.