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Ridle Baku fills in at right-back, but prefers to play in midfield

By Rune Gjerulff

Ridle Baku is hoping that he will eventually be moved from right-back to midfield at Wolfsburg.

Ridle Baku.
Ridle Baku.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Since joining Wolfsburg from Mainz at the beginning of this month, Ridle Baku has been used as a right-back, filling in for Kevin Mbabu and Willian, who are both injured at the moment.

Ideally, though, the versatile 22-year-old would like to play as a box-to-box midfielder.

"I can certainly play there. But I can imagine playing in midfield again at some point. I actually prefer to play as a number eight," Baku admitted in an interview with Sportbuzzer.

Baku and Wolfsburg take on Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.

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