Official: Wolfsburg sign Ricardo Rodriguez from Zurich

The young left-back has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the 2009 German champions, following his release from the Swiss side for a reported €6 million
Wolfsburg have completed the transfer of Ricardo Rodriguez from Zurich, the Bundesliga club announced on their official website.

A recent announcement from the Swiss side revealed that the 19-year-old was on the verge of completing his move, pending a medical examination, and on Friday Rodriguez signed a four-and-a-half-year contract until June 2016.

"Ricardo is a great talent. He became a regular fixture at Zurich, and also played a good role in the Champions League and managed to be brought into the national team," Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath said.

An official transfer fee for the left-back was not disclosed by either club, but is believed to be in the region of
€6 million.

Rodriguez was part of the Switzerland side that won the Under-17 World Cup in 2009, and earned his first senior cap on October 7, in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales. For Zurich he made 48 total competitive appearances.