The Lower Saxony team coach is looking to add experience to his young team as well as a player to replace want-away playmaker DiegoWolfsburg coach Felix Magath is reportedly interested in signing Michael Ballack, a year after the player turned down the trainer in favour of a move to Bayer Leverkusen. According to Sport Bild, the trainer sees the veteran as a suitable replacement for want-away playmaker Diego.
Ballack spent most of last season struggling for fitness and playing time under former coach Jupp Heynckes and even though he received praise from the team's new boss Robin Dutt, the 34-year-old is still unable to earn a regular spot in the team.
"I contacted his agent [Michael Becker] back in March 2010 and would have gladly taken him," Magath told Spox.com.
Ballack's agent has now revealed his client's discontent at his current situation, admitting that if he knew the player status at Leverkusen beforehand he would have pushed a move to Wolfsburg.
"If Ballack knew he was in to be a squad player, I believe his choice would have been different," said Becker.
The agent also conceded that Ballack would have earned more in wages had he chosen Wolfsburg over the Bay Arena outfit.
Ballack started his professional career with Kaiserslautern before making his name at Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.