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Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo completes Marseille move

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Marseille have announced the signing of midfielder Luiz Gustavo from Wolfsburg.

L’Equipe reported that Marseille will pay €8 million to the Bundesliga club, where Gustavo has spent the last four seasons.

The 29-year old Brazil international is experienced, versatile, calm and shows a lot of composure during difficult situations in the game.

He was an integral part of the Bayern team that won the treble in 2013 and then moved out to join the Wolves, where he bagged the DFB Pokal and the DFL Supercup.
Gustavo is due to join his new teammates on their preseason training camp in Switzerland later on Tuesday. He is Marseille’s third signing of the summer, with Florian Thauvin joining permanently from Newcastle United and Valere Germain also joined Marseille leaving his boyhood club Monaco.
Gustavo said on Wolfsburg’s website:

“Even though it’s not easy to say goodbye, during the summer break the desire grew in me to try something new and get to know another country and another league,”

Olaf Rebbe, Marseille’s sporting director, said:

“We would have liked to see him here for longer. But we met his wish to leave the club because he gave it his all for Wolfsburg.
“He not only had a huge share in our success in the league and the German Cup but also stepped up as a leader in difficult times last season.”

Rudi Garcia’s side finished 5th in Ligue 1 in the 2016-17 campaign but with the new signings arriving the club will hope that they can pose a threat to the likes of PSG, Monaco, Lyon and others.