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Marcel Tisserand transfer finalized for €2-3 million

By Peter Vice

Maxence Lacroix's arrival at Wolfsburg this summer likely presaged that Marcel Tisserand would be the odd man out. Reports now confirm that Wolfsburg have finalized his exit. The transfer fee turns out to be rather low.

Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Tisserand.
Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Tisserand.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Turkish club Fenerbahce confirm that VfL Wolfsburg defender Marcel Tisserand is on his way to Istanbul. Multiple sources report that a deal for the disaffected central defender has completed his deal to transfer to Turkey. French footballing magazine L'Equipe discloses that the Wolves have negotiated a transfer of between €2 and €3 million.

The 27-year-old Congolese international became disillusioned with his prospects at Germany's green company team last season and over the summer. Despite being able to play out wide as a full-back, trainer Oliver Glasner only started him in 14 league fixtures last year. After starting all six Europa League Group stage matches in the fall, Glasner dropped him in three of the four knockout games.

Tisserand had every reason to feel as if he had become a fifth wheel after the season. The return of Jeffrey Bruma from a loan spell at Mainz and the purchase of Maxence Lacxroix from FC Sochaux likely left him with worse prospects for a shot at the starting XI.

The departure does heighten the exigent need at Wolfsburg for players who can potentially fill their gap at the right fullback position. In an interview earlier in the week, Glasner divulged to German footballing magazine Kicker that the Wolves were currently very active on the transfer front.

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