BERLIN, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ivan Perisic joins Wolfsburg from league rival Dortmund following his signature under a four-and-a-half-year deal until June 2017, the club said in an statement on its official homepage on Sunday.
The 23-year-old Croatian international midfielder leaves Dortmund for Wolfsburg, as he was not happy with his role as a bench warmer at the Dortmund.
At his two years with the "Borussen", Perisic made only 42 appearances to score nine goals unable to earn a position in Juergen Klopp's starting line up.
"We are delighted to have been able to sign Ivan Perisic. After the signing of coach Dieter Hecking this is the next important decision for Wolfsburg," Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs said at the official presentation at the trainings camp in Belek, Turkey.
"Our offence will be more variable with Ivan. He fits perfectly into our demand profile and the coach teams concept," Allofs added.
Perisic joined Borussia Dortmund in 2011 from Club Brugge, where he led the top scorer list in 2010-2011.
During his time in Dortmund he didn't play much therefore the relation to coach Juergen Klopp aggravated, especially, after an interview where Perisic moaned about his bench warmer role.
"I'm really happy that the transfer worked out and I'm proud to play for Wolfsburg. I will give everything for the club and I hope we will be successful in the coming years," Perisic said.
Wolfsburg sits currently on a disappointing 15th position, seven points away from a relegation play off spot.