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Wolves sign Austria international Kalajdzic from Stuttgart

Soccer Football – Bundesliga – VfB Stuttgart v Borussia Dortmund – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany – April 10, 2021 VfB Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic reacts Pool via REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files

(Reuters) – Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic from Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart, subject to a visa and work permit, the Premier League team said on Wednesday.

Kalajdzic, who has 15 caps for Austria, joins Wolves on a five-year-deal, with the option to extend for a further 12 months.

Wolves did not mention the transfer fee but British media reported they paid 18 million euros ($17.96 million) plus add-ons for the 25-year-old, who will compete with forward Raul Jimenez.

“I’m two metres tall, but also not bad with my feet. I’m just hungry to score goals,” said Kalajdzic, who was Stuttgart’s leading scorer in the last two Bundesliga seasons with a total of 23 strikes.

“Everyone tells me the Premier League is the toughest league, it’s the NBA of football. I’m just excited to prove myself against the best because in this league the best players are playing.”

The transfer window for the Premier League will close at 2200 GMT on Thursday.

Wolves are second from bottom in the standings after four matches. They are due to travel to Bournemouth later on Wednesday.

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(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)