Ivica Olic Ignores Stoke City Interest, Extends Deal with Wolfsburg
Croatian striker Ivica Olic has effectively rubbished a move to Premier League side Stoke City after he put pen to paper on a new contract that will see him stay with Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.
The 34-year-old veteran’s new contract with Die Wolfe will see Olic wear his current club’s colours until the summer of 2016.
“I am delighted to finally have clarity for my future and that I can continue playing for VfL Wolfsburg,” Olic told his Wolfsburg’s official site.
“Next season we want to give our all both in the Bundesliga and on the European stage. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of this team and my family is very happy here too,” The target man added.
This move marks the end of Stoke City’s efforts to snap up the striker, with Potters manager Mark Hughes a vocal admirer of Olic – now the ex-Manchester United player will have to set his sights elsewhere in search of a new goalscorer.
Olic has been in enigmatic form for Wolfsburg this season, scoring 13 goals and five assists 29 league appearances, becoming a key figure as the club strives to reach the Champions League qualification – as it stands, they are fifth place with 53 points, just a point adrift of fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.