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Wolfsburg sign goalkeeper Koen Casteels

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Koen Casteels
Koen Casteels is a former U21 Belgian international

Berlin, Jan 23 German football club Wolfsburg has signed Hoffenheim goalkeeper Koen Casteels until June 2018. The 22-year-old goalkeeper penned a three-and-half-year contract with Wolfsburg Thursday, reports Xinhua.

However, the goalkeeper will spend the second half of the campaign at Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen on loan.

"Koen Casteels is an interesting goalkeeper with great potential. We will now monitor his further development," Wolfsburg manager Klaus Allofs said.

The former under-21 Belgian international will be the back up for Bremen's goalkeeper Raphael Wolf.

"We loaned a young but experienced Bundesliga keeper. He will give us more options on this position. Our number one, Raphael Wolf, will be perfectly backed by Casteels and Richard Strebinger," Bremen manager Thomas Eichin said.

Casteels joined Hoffenheim from KRC Genk in 2011 to make 39 appearances with the first team.

His new side Wolfsburg sit currently in second place in the Bundesliga standings, 11 points adrift of front-runners Bayern Munich.

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