Helmes moves to VfL Wolfsburg!

Not happy with his role at Bayer 04

It’s official!  Bayer Leverkusen have sold striker Patrick Helmes to VfL Wolfsburg.  The total transfer sum should be between 8 and 10 Mio EUR, with 5 Mio EUR being paid now  (not officially confirmed).  It was the striker desire to leave the club after he failed to adapt to Jupp Heynckes philosophy and with the return of Kiessling became only third choice in attack. 

Club boss Wolfgang Holzhäuser: “Patrick Helmes is an excellent forward who we wouldn’t have given away unasked. However, he didn’t judge his possibilities of developing in Leverkusen as well as did. We granted his wish to leave the club.”

Rudi Völler, Sport-Director: “It’s understandable that Patrick was not satisfied with his current situation. We would have liked to see him fight against his strong competitors. In the end the great attacking potential in our squad made it easier for us to let him go –also because the financial deal was okay.”

This leaves the Werkself with two proper strikers: Kiessling and Derdiyok and a back-up Jørgensen who lacks experience.  It means also that the two striker formation is history!

Feel free to comment here or in the forum!  I will join you later on!


Will Vidal and Adler stay with Bayer 04? Updates on their situation can be found in the Forum: 

Adler to Manchester United?
Arturo Vidal to Chelsea or Bayern Munich?

6 responses to “Helmes moves to VfL Wolfsburg!

  1. Really, I have thought it very difficult that voller accept this transfert , Helms is also a good striker does a finisher, I hope that we will not regret his departure 😦

  2. I have a question please, where exactly Helmes was injured in 2009 after the final Pokal is therefore he did not play for 6 months ??!!

  3. 30 May 2009>> Final of the Pokal
    12 June 2009>> In a game with friends during his holiday Helmes suffers a cruciate ligament rupture

    He was back in January, but Heynckes did not really use him till April.

  4. I am torn about Helmes’ departure. I hate to see him leave Leverkusen, but glad he’s staying in the Bundesliga. Also, the transfer fee received by Leverkusen is a plus for the club.

  5. thank you :), anyway good luck to him with Wolves

  6. @Gerry:

    yeah it looks like we going to invest in Vidal, to buy the remaining 30% player rights of Colo Colo and so extend his contract.

    It will be interesting to see how Helmes adapts to Wolfsburg.

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